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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Meeting Set for March 23-24

The United States Mint has announced that the next Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held via teleconference on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23-24, 2021. The meetings will continue to be dial-in only for both the committee members and the public who want to listen in as social distancing measures are still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meetings on March 23-24 have two primary objectives outlined in the Press Release from the United States Mint:

  • Review and discussion of obverse and reverse candidate designs for the Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal
  • Review and discussion of candidate designs for the 2022 American Innovation Dollar Coin Program

As a reminder, the 2022 American Innovation Dollars slated for release are for the following States:

  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee

You can find out more about the American Innovation Dollar program in this Coin History article.

The meetings will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday the 23rd while the meetings on the 24th will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern. Interested members of the public may dial in to listen to the meeting at (888) 330-1716, access code 1137147. Note that dial-in access is in listen only mode and attendees must remain muted so as not to disturb the discussions of the committee.

The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15. Its key purposes include:

  1. Advises the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals.
  2. Advises the Secretary of the Treasury with regards to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made.
  3. Makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.

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