The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 that will be held by teleconference. The meeting, which starts at 1:00 PM Eastern, will be specifically looking at design candidates for the 2023 American Innovation Dollars.
According to the United States Mint’s release schedule, four American Innovation Dollars are set for release in 2023 honoring Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, and Mississippi. You can read about the American Innovation Dollar’s history in this Coin History article. The review of these candidate designs is the only item on the agenda for this CCAC meeting.
The American Innovation Dollar coin came about through legislation passed in 2018 and is set to run through the year 2032. In all, there will be 57 coins released in the program with the first one released on December 14, 2018. That coin, however, was an introductory coin fundamentally to show the coin off to the public and was never released for circulation. The program kicked off in earnest in 2019 and will continue with at least four coins being released though 2032.
As with other meetings, the May 18, 2021 meeting is open to the public in listen-only mode. Interested members of the public can call (888) 330-1716, access code 1137147 to listen. Members of the public are not allow to participate in the call and phones must remain muted during the meeting. Instead, those interested in offering matters for the CCAC’s consideration are invited to submit them by email to email@example.com.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all U.S. coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.