The centenary anniversary of President Kennedy’s birth passes us by while many more are still concerned learning about his death

Following the initial release of 2,891 documents previously withheld by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, October 19, the Internet went up in storm. While many are satisfied with this initial release of documents regarding the president’s assassination, the international non-profit transparency group WikiLeaks is […]

United States Mint Unveils Designs for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins

NEW YORK – The United States Mint today unveiled the winning designs in the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Design Competition. The event took place at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s headquarters in New York. The designs were created by Emily Damstra, a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, and will be […]

My first CCAC Meeting: A spirited discussion and a rare inside glimpse into the design process

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 , I had the pleasure of attending my first Citizens  Coinage Advisory Committee meeting (on the phone, since I live in Atlanta and not in Washington). As a relative novice to the world of coin design, I understand the apprehension most collectors feel when first putting themselves into the fray with […]

2019 quarters and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemoratives subjects of the next public CCAC meeting

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. The CCAC will review and discuss candidate designs […]

United States Mint announces designs for World War I Centennial Silver Medals

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today revealed the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 4: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park quarter

The following is the fourth of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter (Texas) Another souvenir I bought during my September visit to United States Mint headquarters in Washington was an Uncirculated five-ounce version of the Ellis Island America the Beautiful quarter. The Philadelphia […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 3: War in the Pacific National Historical Park quarter

The following is the third of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter (Guam) Every time I go to Washington for a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, I visit the gift shop on the ground floor of United States Mint headquarters […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 2: American Memorial Park quarter

The following is the second of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The American Memorial Park Quarter (Northern Mariana Islands) My late-morning flight from Atlanta to the September 19, 2017, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting in Washington was quick and easy—no delays, no bad weather or turbulence. It’s an hour-and-a-half […]

The CCAC advises the Treasury on historic new coins, part 1: Lowell National Historical Park quarter

The following is the first of a six-part series currently running on our sister site, Coin Update.  The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter This past Tuesday, September 19, 2017, I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with fellow Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) members Thomas Uram and Erik Jansen on H Street in downtown Washington, D.C. We […]

Favorite Everhart medal and coin designs, part 5: The Dalai Lama medal and National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

Conclusion to a five-part series. Click here to read part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Updated 8/8/17 at noon to correct the statement that Don Everhart designed the obverse and reverse of the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal. The designer and sculptor of the reverse was Joseph Menna. Don Everhart, the United […]

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