The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 27, to review medal and coin designs, discuss Palladium Eagles and elect jurors to judge designs for commemoratives that recognize the fight against breast cancer.
Details of the meeting were revealed in a memo published today on the Federal Register, the official source of notices by government agencies. Outlined agenda topics include:
- Review and discussion of candidate designs for the President Obama Presidential Medals (Terms One and Two);
- Discussion of future Palladium Eagle coin program;
- Review and discussion of candidate designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program; and
- Election of jurors for the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Competition
The U.S. Mint has produced medals since the early days of the nation, and now sells bronze editions to the public.
Obverses of Presidential medals feature a portrait of the chief executive while reverses, most recently, have depicted the White House along with an excerpt from a presidential speech. (See photos of Ronald Reagan bronze medals.)
American Palladium Eagles
As directed by Congress in Public Law 111-303, the U.S. Mint will strike and sell bullion American Palladium Eagles. The law calls for $25 coins weighing one troy ounce in .9995 palladium.
Obverses will offer a likeness to Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head dime, similar to the obverse of the recently issued 2016 gold Mercury dime. Reverses will bear Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects medal design.
The law also includes an option to strike numismatic Palladium Eagles, an area CCAC members are likely to discuss in more detail.
2018 marks the ninth year for the U.S. Mint’s series of America Beautiful Quarters, a program that commemorates national parks and other national sites throughout the U.S. and its territories.
Reverse designs for the five 2018 quarters must be emblematic of:
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan;
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin;
- Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota;
- Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia; and
- Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
Usually at CCAC meetings, members review several candidate designs per quarter, offer their opinion on those they feel stand out, and then vote on their preferences.
Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins
As directed by Congress in Public Law 114-148, the United States Mint in 2018 will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.
Numismatic editions will include $5 coins in pink gold, silver dollars and clad half-dollars. A judged competition will select the winning designs, with the jury including elected members from the CCAC and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).
CCAC Meeting Location
The meeting takes place in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar. Interested members of the public may attend by going to:
Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center
Campus of Colorado College
902 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. and should last until 9:00 p.m. Right after, the CCAC will hold a public forum to interact with coin collectors and the public.
The CCAC’s main mission is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs relating to U.S. coins and medals.