The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Tuesday, Jan. 26, to review candidate designs for the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters, the United States Mint announced on Friday. The meeting is open to the public and news media.
The US Mint is off to a quick start in providing the CCAC with 2011 designs. It was only last September when the committee reviewed 19 proposals for this year’s new quarter-dollars. The final designs are expected to be revealed within weeks at a US Mint ceremony. (See 2010 Quarter Designs Nearing Release.)
Next year 2011 quarters will commemorate:
- Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania,
- Glacier National Park in Montana,
- Olympic National Park in Washington,
- Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi,
- and Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma
CCAC Review Meeting Information
The CCAC meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and last until at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The meeting will occur at:
United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th St. NW
5th Floor, North Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20220
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee is one of entities responsible for reviewing and advising the Secretary of Treasury on all US coinage themes and designs. The Secretary, in turn, has the ultimate authority and selects the final quarter designs recommended by the US Mint Director.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program will feature 56 new quarters, each having a unique reverse design. Five will be issued annually with the last scheduled to come out in 2021. Under the provisions of the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, one national park or other national site will be honored from each state, the District of Columbia and the five United States Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands).
The meeting and the U.S. Mint headquarters should rightly be situted in Philadelphia, the original home of this county’ “mother mint”.