The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a one-hour teleconference meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to review and discuss concepts and themes for the 2019 to 2020 Native American $1 Coins. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to U.S. coins and medals.
Introduced in 2009 and featuring annually changing reverses, the U.S. Mint’s Native American $1 Coin Program celebrates the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.
This year’s design depicts Sequoyah of the Cherokee nation, a silversmith and inventor of the characters for reading and writing the Cherokee language. The United States Mint will begin selling rolls and bags of the 2017 dollar on Jan. 25 at catalog.usmint.gov. Next year’s design will depict Jim Thorpe, with candidates for it reviewed by the CCAC and Commission of Fine Arts in October 2015. The winning Jim Thorpe design will be announced by the end of this year.
The CCAC’s Jan. 17 meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Interested members of the public may dial in to listen by calling (866) 564-9287 and using Access Code: 62956028. This teleconference is "listen only." No comments or questions will be taken during the meeting.