CCAC Seeks Applicants Qualified in American History

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2023 Native American $1 Coin Candidate Designs
The CCAC reviews designs for U.S. coins and medals, like these designs for the 2023 Native American $1 Coin

The United States Mint is soliciting applications for a person qualified in American history to serve a four-year term on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

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

The request comes on the heels of an announcement last week seeking CCAC applications for a person to represent the interests of the public, and a person specially qualified to serve by virtue of their experience in the medallic arts or sculpture.

Information about the latest applicant request follows.

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) Seeks Applicants for Member Specially Qualified in American History

The United States Mint is seeking applications for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for the member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by the virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in American history.

The deadline to email submissions for the American History representative is no later than 5:00 pm (EDT) on Friday, October 7, 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 describing your qualifications for membership, by email to info@ccac.gov, Attn: Jennifer Warren.

For more information on the opening for the member specially qualified to serve on the CCAC by the virtue of his or her education, training, or experience in American history, please review the Federal Notice at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/16/2022-17472/request-for-citizens-coinage-advisory-committee-membership-applications

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Antonio

Don’t have a certified American history degree or I would apply. What a great opportunity to contribute to our American numismatic offerings.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I agree, Antonio. This is the ideal opportunity for someone well-versed in American history to provide the kind of input to the Committee that would improve the chances of chosen coin designs to be historically accurate.

Antonio

So we don’t end up with coins with Walt Disney characters like some other countries offer.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Even more appalling, the Marvel Superheroes and even worse nonsense.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Just as a point of interest, if I have my information correct, next year will be the first (and possibly only) time that the same individual will be honored on both the annual Native American Dollar Coin and on one of the 2023 AWQ Quarters. I think that will make for a very interesting homemade “set”.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kaiser Wilhelm