CCAC to Review American Palladium Eagle Designs (Updated)


CCACThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, Mar. 15, to talk about designs for World War medals and the bullion American Palladium Eagle. The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coins and medals.

Update (Mar. 13): The meeting scheduled for Mar. 15 has been postponed due to concern regarding the severe weather forecast across the nation. This article will be updated again when the meeting is reschedule.

Update (Mar. 14): The CCAC meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 21, and with an extended time from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Agenda topics up for review and/or discussion include:

  • Candidate designs for the 2018 World War I Armed Forces Silver Medals.
  • Concepts and themes for the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Candidate designs for the American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin.

As directed by Congress in Public Law 111-303, the U.S. Mint will strike and sell bullion American Palladium Eagles denominated at $25 and composed in an ounce of .9995 palladium.

Obverses will feature a likeness to Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head dime, similar to the obverse of last year’s 2016 gold Mercury dime. Reverses will bear Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects medal design. Both coin sides will be in high relief.

The law also includes an option to strike numismatic Palladium Eagles.

Meeting Time and Public Options

The CCAC meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 2:30 p.m. (ET). Interested members of the public may attend in person or listen by phone. Dial in by calling (866) 564-9287 and using Access Code: 62956028. Callers must listen in only with phones muted. Attend the meeting in person at:

United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th St. NW
Conference Room A and B, 2nd floor
Washington, D.C. 20220

Admittance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, as Conference Room A&B can only accommodate up to 50 members of the public. All persons entering the Mint’s headquarters must adhere to building security protocol, which includes consenting to the search of their persons and objects when they enter and leave.

"The United States Police Officer conducting the screening will evaluate whether an item may enter into or exit from a facility based upon federal law, Treasury policy, United States Mint Policy, and local operating procedure; and all prohibited and unauthorized items will be subject to confiscation and disposal," the U.S. Mint states.

Members of the public interested in submitting ideas for the CCAC’s consideration may fax them to (202) 756-6525.

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Getting tired of all the war commemoration.
Not sure what discussion there is to be had for for the palladium coin since the design of the palladium coin was stated in the law. I guess there could be discussion on what to frost and what to mirror or whether either should be done. Pretty trivial topic for the CCAC to bother with but then maybe they’ve got nothing else to think about.

Seth Riesling

Mike Unser & jim –

The Commission of Fine Arts met on March 16 to consider where the legally- required inscriptions will be placed on the new palladium $25 bullion version coin (which by law cannot be struck at the West Point Mint – although if the Mint decides to produce a Proof or other finish version those are required to be struck at West Point).
Coin World published photos of the designs with all inscriptions yesterday (March 16) if you want to view them at