On June 27 and 28, Members of the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will attend the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar at Colorado College, where they will hold a meeting and attend a breakfast for attendees of the annual event.
The CCAC meeting will take place on the evening of Monday, June 27, and will be open to the public as well as students, teachers, and ANA staff members. Topics of discussion will include:
- proposals for 2018 America the Beautiful quarter designs
- sketches for President Obama’s presidential medal
- the future of the palladium coinage program
The breakfast for CCAC members and seminar attendees will take place the next morning, on June 28.
“Most of us are longtime collectors ourselves,” CCAC chair Mary N. Lannin said in a release shared by committee member Dennis Tucker. “We look forward to sharing ideas and hearing opinions from the hobby community to aid in formulating our recommendations.”
The CCAC was created in 2003 to advise the U.S. Treasury Secretary on themes, designs, mintages, and proposals regarding our nation’s coins, medals, and commemorative issues. Four spots on the 11-person committee are reserved for candidates nominated by members of Congress, while the remaining seven seats are filled by an individual with knowledge in American history, one with expertise in numismatics, one with experience in numismatic curation, one with knowledge in medallic arts or sculpture, and three who are deemed qualified to represent the interests of the general public.
The 2016 Summer Seminar will run from June 18-30. The ANA’s seminars have been held for more than 40 years, offering classes and other educational opportunities on a variety of numismatic subjects, including grading, counterfeits, U.S. coin history, and coin photography. Students range in age from teenagers to seniors. For more information on this year’s Summer Seminar, please visit the Web site of the American Numismatic Association.