US Mint Seeks CCAC Applications Qualified in Numismatic Curation

by CoinNews.net on April 9, 2020 · 5 comments

The United States Mint is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

George Washington Crossing the Delaware River Quarter, Designs 9A-12

The CCAC reviews and recommends designs for medals and coins, like these proposed designs for the reverse of the 2021 George Washington Crossing the Delaware River Quarter

Authorized by the enactment of Public Law 108-15 in 2003, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on design and theme proposals for U.S. coins and medals.

The U.S. Mint is seeking a new member who is specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by virtue of their education, training, or experience in numismatic curation.

There are 11 CCAC members. Appointed by the Secretary, each 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 5:00 p.m. (EST) on April 24, 2020.

Candidates should include specific skills, abilities, talents, and credentials to support their applications. The U.S. Mint is also interested in candidates who in addition to their experience in numismatic curation:

  • 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 wishing to be considered should send a resume with cover letter by email to info@ccac.gov. Because of the COVID-19 national emergency, the U.S. Mint will not be accepting applications by mail.

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

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Vachon

All those designs seem way too busy for a quarter-dollar coin

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Agreed – i assume there will be 2 quarter designs next year – this one and the last of the ATB series. Any other series o; the horizon?

Vachon
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Vachon

I don’t know, but I hope not. I think I’ve had my fill of circulating commemoratives making a return to generational design welcome (even though it’s still all dead Presidents in the end)

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Chas. Barber

Sec. Munchkin has already nominated Jared Kushner for this post, so forghettabout it Cag

Seth Riesling
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Chas. Barber –

I heard that Jethro Bodine got the position!

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