CCAC to Discuss Apollo 11 Obverse Designs and 2020-2021 Quarters


CCACThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Wednesday, Oct 18, to review obverse designs for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins, look at revised designs for one of the five 2019-dated quarters, and discuss concepts and themes for quarter releases in 2020 and 2021.

The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals.

Reverse designs for curved 2019 Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins were reviewed back in June, with each a representation of the 1969 "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph that shows just the visor and part of the helmet.

Candidate obverse designs are now in the spotlight for the CCAC meeting. The final design will be shared among the Apollo 11 coins, must be emblematic of the U.S. space program leading up to the first manned Moon landing, and will be selected based on the winning design from a juried competition.

Introduced in 2010, the U.S. Mint’s 56-coin series of America the Beautiful Quarters® honors national sites throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. In September, the CCAC reviewed candidate designs for the five 2019 quarters. Committee members asked for some variations to a favored design recognizing American Memorial Park in Northern Mariana Islands. Members will get a chance to see their requested revisions in the upcoming meeting.

Members on Oct. 18 will also discuss concepts and themes for the 2020 and 2021 quarters celebrating:

  • National park of American Samoa in American Samoa
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama

Meeting Time and Options

The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 12:30 p.m. (ET). It is opened to interested members of the public, and will be held at:

United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th St. NW
Second Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20220

The meeting room can accommodate up to 50 members of the public with admittance on a first-come, first-serve basis. All persons entering the U.S. 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.

Those who cannot attend may also dial in to listen by calling (866) 564-9287 and using Access Code: 62956028. No comments or questions will be taken during the meeting. Dial-in access is "listen only," and phones must be kept on mute to not disturb the discussion.

In addition, anyone interested in submitting ideas for the CCAC’s consideration may fax them to (202) 756-6525.

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