The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a two-day public meeting beginning Feb. 28 to review and discuss candidate designs for multiple medals and coins, like the 2024 quarters honoring American women and the collaborate U.S. and UK 2024 gold coin and silver medal.
The CCAC is tasked with advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals.
Agenda topics up for review and discussion include candidate designs for the:
- Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal (Feb. 28)
- 2024 American Innovation $1 Coin for Missouri (Feb. 28)
- Liberty and Britannia Gold Coin and Silver Medal (Feb. 28)
- 2024 American Women Quarters (March 1)
Public Law 117-84, introduced as the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act, awards a Congressional gold medal to Willie O’Ree in recognition of his "extraordinary contributions and commitment to hockey, inclusion, and recreational opportunity." O’Ree is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who was the first black player in the National Hockey League (NHL).
In addition to U.S. coinage, the United States Mint produces national medals like Congressional gold medals. The U.S. Mint also produces duplicates of them in bronze. Public Law 117-84 authorizes the Mint to sell Willie O’Ree bronze medals to the public at prices "sufficient" to cover their costs.
Innovation dollars are authorized under the American Innovation $1 Coin Act. Program coins celebrate innovations and innovators throughout the U.S. and its territories.
Little information is currently available about the Liberty and Britannia Gold Coin and Silver Medal. The coin and medal are a collaboration between the U.S. Mint and Britain’s Royal Mint.
Authorized under the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, Public Law 116-330, the U.S. Mint’s four-year series of American Women Quarters™ honors women who shaped American history. The Mint recently announced the honorees for the 2024 quarters. They include Patsy Takemoto Mink, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Pauli Murray, Zitkala-Ša, and Celia Cruz.
CCAC Meeting Time and Public Listening Option
The meeting on Feb. 28th is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. while the one on March 1 is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST).
Anyone interested may dial in to listen to the meeting at (888) 330-1716 and using access code: 1137147.
For members of the public, this meeting is for "listen purposes only" — no comments or questions will be taken, and phones must be muted. Instead, those wanting to offer matters for the CCAC’s consideration are invited to submit them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.