CCAC Seeks Applicants for Two Open Positions

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2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Designs
The CCAC reviews designs for U.S. coins and medals, like these designs for National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins which were selected last year and turned into coins for release this year

The United States Mint is seeking applicants for two appointments to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). There are two open positions — one for a member to represent the interests of the general public in the coinage of the United States, and one for a member specially qualified to serve by virtue of their experience in the medallic arts or sculpture.

The deadline to email submissions for the general public representative is no later than 5:00 pm (EDT) on Friday, September 2, 2022, and the deadline to email submissions for the specialist in medallic arts or sculpture is no later than 5:00 pm (EDT) on Monday, September 5, 2022. The United States Mint will review all applications and forward recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration and appointment.

The CCAC was created to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. The CCAC also advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins, as well as mintage levels and proposed designs of commemorative coins.

The CCAC is composed of 11 members:

  • one specially qualified in numismatic collection curation;
  • one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture;
  • one specially qualified in American history;
  • one specially qualified in numismatics;
  • three individuals representing the interests of the general public; and
  • four individuals recommended by the Leadership of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. CCAC members serve terms of four years and are Special Government Employees, who are subject to applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

Any member of the public wishing to be considered for appointment to the CCAC should submit a resume and cover letter designating the position you are interested in and describing your qualifications for membership, by email to info@ccac.gov, Attn: Jennifer Warren.

For more information on the opening for the general public position, please review the Federal Register Notice at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/10/2022-17108/request-for-citizens-coinage-advisory-committee-membership-applications

For more information on the opening with medallic art/sculpture qualification, please review the Federal Notice at
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/10/2022-17089/request-for-citizens-coinage-advisory-committee-membership-applications

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Kaiser Wilhelm

From all I’ve managed to observe, glean and absorb on this site over the years this would be a very reasonable and responsible source for a “general public” member of the CCAC.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kaiser Wilhelm
Antonio

I was on one once. It was interesting to see how the process works and to put in my two cents, for what it was worth.

Jeff Legan

Hi Antonio, The article did not make it clear to me, but if you served you might be able to answer this question: Do you work out of Washington, or can you work from anywhere in the country? If you worked out of Washington, I imagine it might have changed since then, especially after COVID. I am not interested in the position, I was just curious. I sit so far out of normal society I do not see how I could possibly claim to represent the general public. Just curious, but did you feel they valued your two cents, or… Read more »

Antonio

No, a mint representative contacts you to accept and come to a local location. You sign in, wait with everyone else and then go into a conference room where the mint representative offers you several options to comment on and asks questions. I found it informative and I hope we added to the hobby. We’re part of a larger group and I assume the mint takes all the comments and suggestions and comes to a conclusion. For instance, they ran by us what we thought of an “Innovation dollar coin”. What should it contain, how many should be issued a… Read more »

Jeff Legan

Thanks for filling in the blanks, Antonio. Sounds like there is a solid case to be made that you really are partially responsible for the reality of the Innovation dollar. We have a star in our midst!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Cue the sound of appreciative applause from CoinNews.net!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Just a little insert here, Jeff Legan. For my money, you are as representative of the “general public” as anyone else within the borders of our nation; there are, after all, as many distinct viewpoints as there are inhabitants.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kaiser Wilhelm