Last week it was announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, or CCAC, would be holding their meeting at the United States Mint offices in Washington, D.C.. The meeting is still scheduled but the Mint has announced it will be held via teleconference only as it follows guidelines and recommendations in dealing with Coronavirus.
In accordance with recommended precautions regarding the coronavirus, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will now hold a two-day public meeting by teleconference on March 10-11, 2020.CCAC Press Release
Content wise, the meeting itself has not changed, nor as the timing for the meeting. The agenda for the two day meeting will cover two key topics that impact coinage for this year and in 2021. On Tuesday, March 10th, the main topic will be review and discussion of candidate designs fro the George H.W. Bush Presidential Dollar along with the Barbara Bush First Spouse Gold coin and Bronze medal. As readers know, a Bush Presidential Dollar is coming in 2020, after passing and signature of the law authorizing it.
On Wednesday, March 11th, the main agenda topic will be to review and discuss candidate designs for the 2021 American Innovation Dollar program. Four coins in that program are slated for release in 2021 representing:
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
The Tuesday, March 10th meeting will start at 1:00 PM Eastern and go through 3:30 PM Eastern. The meeting on March 11th will start at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM Eastern.
CCAC has also released information on the teleconference itself.
The meeting is open to interested members of the public and news media. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287, access code 62956028. Note: Dial-in access is listen only; phones must be muted to not disturb discussion.CCAC Press Release
Throughout much of February and into March, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on global travel and the global economy, with a multitude of in-person conference and events cancelled or postponed. It has also prompted many companies to promote at-home work to help prevent spread of the disease.