CCAC to Review First of the American Women Quarter Designs

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CCAC meeting for April 20,2021The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a four-hour meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, April 20, to review and discuss the common obverse design for 2022-2025 American Women Quarters and reverse candidate designs for the first of the 2022 American Women Quarters.

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

Authorized under the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, Public Law No: 116-330, the upcoming U.S. Mint series of quarters will feature women who shaped American history.

Quarter obverses (heads side) will maintain a common likeness of George Washington but carry an overall design that will distinguish it from previous quarter programs.

The 20 American Women quarters will be issued at a rate of up to 5 designs per year over the four-year period.

Each quarter reverse (tails side) will feature a design that is emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of one prominent woman of the United States.

"The contributions may come from a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts," the U.S. Mint announced in seeking ideas for the quarters.

All of the women honored must be deceased.

CCAC Meeting Time and Public Listening Option

The CCAC meeting on the 20th will begin at 12:30 p.m. and it is scheduled to last until 4:30 p.m. (EDT).

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 info@ccac.gov.

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Ignacio

It would be very cool to have a coin series about endangered animals and plants too

Kaiser Wilhelm

Since it appears that might be a major interest of yours, I recommend looking at some of the coins of Australia, Canada and Austria; all three of those nations’ mints seem to somewhat regularly feature more than a few coins of that particular genre.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Hello Mike Unser,
Thank you for the heads up regarding the public CCAC teleconference meeting on Tuesday, April 20. As to the schedule for that day, I’m a bit perplexed about the details. If the meeting is going to run from 12:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M., wouldn’t that add up to four hours instead of five? My basic question therefore is as to whether the posting of the schedule or that of the total length of the meeting is incorrect. Thank you in advance for a clarification.

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Mike Unser

Kaiser, thanks much. I’ve corrected the article to show four hours instead of the five it had.

Kaiser Wilhelm

You’re very welcome, Mike, and I must say that I’m rather relieved to know the error wasn’t in my calculations. By the way, yours is my go to daily coin site, and I have to say that not only do I appreciate all of your very interesting and thoroughly informative content but I also enjoy the unusually high level of reader commentary that you are clearly able to attract. A job well done all around!
Sincerely,
Kaiser

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Kaiser Wilhelm

I just realized that I have a love-hate relationship with the Mint. I love the products the Mint produces but I hate the underhanded tactics it employs when selling them.

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Vachon

Wait, for real? I thought we were done with circulating commemoratives for our lifetimes? I was really looking forward to a return to normalcy after 22 years of ever-changing designs (half the coin anyway because God forbid we eject any one of our dead Presidents line-up). I’m tired of all these questionable programs. Pick something and stick with it for 25+ years already!

Kaiser Wilhelm

You’ve brought up a couple of rather central and very relevant points here, Vachon. In reverse order, I find it humorous that democratic countries like ours basically allow only deceased politicians to grace our coinage, while monarchies on the other hand adhere to portraying strictly current (i.e., living) rulers as further compared to the practice of totalitarian nations who employ a combination of these two modes. In that regard, if we are so fixated on dead Presidents why not empty the nation’s vaults of all those uncounted millions of Presidential dollars and set them loose in the economy (and throw… Read more »

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Vachon

I mean, honestly it’s pretty stupid to not put the woman being honored on the obverse of the coin and that something relevant to her reason for being on the coin to begin with on the reverse. I guess they’re all Washington’s mistresses now? I love how nobody in Congress thinks through their decisions before forcing the Mint to execute them I also find it funny because it’s not like Washington isn’t also on the dollar and that there aren’t over 100 billion Washington quarters currently in existence. Like, they’re not going away if you boot him for a couple… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Vachon, it really helps to keep in mind that Congress (both houses) is consistently occupied by a majority of and as such dominated by old and/or oldish-thinking, fairly wealthy to outright rich, rather conservative (or leaning that way) and generally egocentric yet relatively insecure white males. As a result, their obsessive need to hold fast to the more retrograde of tropes from American history comes as no surprise and quite readily explains why an unchanging panoply of deceased rich old white men comprises the extent of the portraiture on the obverses of our nation’s coinage. If things at the decision-making… Read more »

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raphael

Did notice the Mint took off all Reverse Proof Innovation Dollars of their 2021 Product Schedule that had a date “TBD” no explanation given which is the norm for the mint. Wonder if they are going to stop making them or thinking of design changes. Or also possible is they may be striking them in 2022, because the San Francisco mint is going to be busy in 2021 ??????