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CCAC Releases Design Candidate Images for The Congressional Gold Medal for Those Who Protected The United States Capitol on January 6th

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, or CCAC, has released images of the upcoming Congressional Gold Medal honoring those who protected the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

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On January 6, 2021, a mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. in what is commonly referred to as the Capitol attackCapitol riotCapitol insurrectionJanuary 6, or 1/6. Trump’s supporters sought to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes that would formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. The Capitol Complex was locked down and lawmakers and staff were evacuated as rioters assaulted law enforcement officers, vandalized property, and occupied the building for several hours. Five people died either shortly before, during, or following the event: one was shot by Capitol Police, another died of a drug overdose, and three died of natural causes. Many people were injured, including 138 police officers. Four officers who responded to the attack died by suicide within seven months.[33]


There are twelve designs being considered overall. The majority of the designs depict the rotunda of the United States Capitol as the shield of the United States Capitol Police. A final design will be approved later this year.

Congressional Gold Medal for Those Who Protected The US. Capitol on January 6th 2021 (Images Courtesy of The United States Mint)

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.

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