CCAC to Review Designs for 2022 Innovation $1s and Merchant Mariners of WWII Medal


The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day meeting by teleconference beginning March 23 to review and discuss candidate designs for the four 2022 American Innovation dollars and the Merchant Mariners of WWII Congressional Gold Medal.

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

Celebrating innovations and innovators throughout the U.S. and its territories, the four 2022 dollars will be themed with reverse designs honoring innovation in Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Authorized under Public Law 116-125, the United States Mint will strike a medal collectively honoring U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during the war. CCAC members will review obverse and reverse candidates for the medal.

Meeting Time

The CCAC meeting starts Tuesday, March 23, from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT), and continues Wednesday, March 24 from at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at (888) 330-1716 and using access code: 1137147.

For members of the public, this teleconference meeting is for "listen purposes only" — no comments or questions will be taken, and phones must be muted. Instead, those interested in offering matters for the CCAC’s consideration are invited to submit them by email to

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I think they should also consider on beginning a new series about wildlife.
In my personal opinion that would be a refreshing and beautiful topic.

Kaiser Wilhelm

While I agree that would be a wonderful subject for display on American coinage, it unfortunately has no viable constituency. To have a chance of becoming a reality, ideas for U.S. Mint coins must have one or more advocates for them in Congress, and since animals can’t vote or contribute money, there is no inherent incentive for Senators or Representatives to initiate any legislative action in their regard.

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Thank you coin news. No wildlife, that is a tacky design just look at the new design they came up with for our American Eagle coins. It’s terrible and looks awful, at least on paper. The family of eagles was relevant wildlife as they are the national bird of America. The five ounce silver coins are good works of art, and represent each state individually. I dont think we need a lady slipper on the American Eagles anytime soon.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I believe that Ignacio was referring to fauna as opposed to flora, so lady slippers, while in themselves quite appealing, don’t happen to fit the bill here. Alternatively, if we were to add a bona fide American cultural icon to the proposal, we might just be in business.

Seth Riesling

I am a FOD = Friend Of Dorothy.!! Lol


Kaiser Wilhelm

Any FOD is a FOM = Friend of Mine. 🙂

Seth Riesling

Thanks Herr Kaiser Wilhelm!
I love your greedy Sphinx cat with coins pic!! Lol. Fun times!


Kaiser Wilhelm

Your very welcome, Mr. Seth. I really enjoy the posts here, and since there have been more than a few disappointments among us lately trying (and failing) to acquire coins of particular interest from the mint, I like to contribute the occasional humorous and/or lighthearted tidbit to the general conversation to help lighten the mood.

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sam tweedy

Maybe these coin Muppets can buy these new ugly American Eagle designs and display them with their “Bat” quarters!!!! Yeah!!!!!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Be that as it may, we all know there will be a mighty gnashing of teeth when every single one of those revised American Silver Eagles is gone within ten minutes or less.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Tsk tsk. Muppets reside on Sesame Street…this, on the other hand, is Coin Circle.

Seth Riesling

Or a numismatic cul-de-sac at least…


Kaiser Wilhelm

You’ve read my mind here. When I envisioned the geographic situation of my imagined “Coin Circle”, I pictured it as a suburban housing cul-de-sac.