On Thursday, July 17, the U.S. Mint announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss a "potential 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and accompanying silver medal."
The CCAC will hold the public meeting via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
This is likely to be the most interesting CCAC event since its meeting in April when the body proposed a replacement design for the reverse of American Silver Eagles.
Interested collectors, or anyone else for that matter, may sit in on the discussion. It will be held in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Mint Headquarters in the South Conference Room on the fifth floor at 801 Ninth St. NW. Officially, the purpose of this meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage.
The U.S. Mint’s last ultra-high relief product was the 2009 $20 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle Coin which was a recreation of the famed Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ designed 1907 $20 Double Eagle gold piece (www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/ultrahigh). It turned into a huge hit. Collectors drove its final unaudited sales to 115,178.