Filipino veterans of World War II will finally—after more than 70 years—receive their Congressional Gold Medal

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, found me in Washington, D.C., attending my ninth meeting as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee since I joined the group in February 2016. Every meeting of the CCAC is a remarkable experience, but on a personal level, for me and my family, this particular one had special significance. […]

Silver medals for the American Armed Forces in World War I

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (a congressionally established public committee that advises the secretary of the Treasury with design and theme recommendations for U.S. coins and medals) met at United States Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2017. This meeting had been postponed one week by the mid-March blizzard that snarled travel plans […]

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee discusses industrial, religious, natural, and military themes in 2019 America the Beautiful quarters

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC, www.ccac.gov) convened in a public meeting to review and discuss the themes and designs of upcoming U.S. coins and medals. Most of the committee’s members telephoned in to the meeting, with the United States Mint’s talented staff efficiently wrangling the tech side […]

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Looks Ahead to New Dollar Coins

Dennis Tucker serves the hobby community as publisher at Whitman Publishing, the nation’s largest publisher of numismatic references. He holds the position of numismatic specialist on the CCAC. On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC, www.ccac.gov) met telephonically, with members calling in from both coasts and points in between. U.S. Mint […]

“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 3: Customer Engagement, and the “Mint Customer of the Future”

This story was updated at 7:35 p.m. on 10/18/16 to include demographic data that the editor overlooked. — Diana Plattner, Mint News Blog editor At last week’s Numismatic Forum held by the United States Mint, much of the discussion revolved around the Mint’s customers, past and present. As the venerable institution nears its 225th anniversary […]

“Invigorating the Coin Collecting Hobby,” Part 2: Get to Know the People at the United States Mint, the Smithsonian, and the American Numismatic Association

The U.S. Mint’s October 13, 2016, Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia was organized and attended by a good number of officers and staff from Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., and from the Philadelphia Mint. Rhett Jeppson has worked at the Mint in the position of Principal Deputy Director since January 2015. He came to the Mint […]

Invigorating the Coin-Collecting Hobby: United States Mint Holds a Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson convened a numismatic forum at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Philadelphia. In attendance were nearly 100 coin collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, journalists, authors, publishers, American Numismatic Association officers and staff, Mint officials, and others interested in the future of the coin-collecting hobby. […]