US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in Medallic Arts or Sculpture

by CoinNews.net on May 22, 2018 · 1 comment

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The United States Mint is accepting applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member qualified by virtue of their experience in the medallic arts or sculpture.

The CCAC was established by Congress in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs for U.S. coins and medals. Total membership consists of eleven voting members appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Each member serves a four-year term with:

  • One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience as nationally or internationally recognized curator in the United States of a numismatic collection;

  • One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her experience in the medallic arts or sculpture;

  • One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in American history;

  • One person specially qualified by virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in numismatics;

  • Three persons who can represent the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States; and

  • Four persons appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury on the basis of the recommendations by the House and Senate leadership.

The application deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018. The U.S. Mint is looking for candidates:

  • who, in addition to their experience in medallic arts or sculpture, have demonstrated interest and a commitment to actively participate in meetings and activities, and a demonstrated understanding of the role of the CCAC and the obligations of a Special Government Employee;

  • possess demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of expertise or discipline;

  • possess a demonstrated desire for public service and have a history of honorable professional and personal conduct, as well as successful standing in their communities; and

  • who are free of professional, political, or financial interests that could negatively affect their ability to provide impartial advice.

Those interested should send their resume with a cover letter by email to info@ccac.gov or by mail to:

Attn: Greg Weinman
United States Mint
801 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20220

Submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, June 8, 2018.

The U.S. Mint will review all applications and forward them to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration.

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I would love to see John Mercanti take this position. He is no longer a federal employee, and knows the ropes better than anyone!