Ghost Army Congressional Medal to be Reviewed in Next CCAC Meeting

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold its next meeting on November 15, 2022. The meeting, which will be held via teleconference and is accessible by the public, will begin at 10:00 AM Eastern and is expected to last approximately two hours. According to the CCAC’s announcement, two key items are on the agenda. First will be a review of the 2022 Annual Report. Next will be a review and discussion of candidate designs for the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal

For those interesting in attending the teleconference, you can do so by calling (888) 330-1716 and use access code 1137147. Note that phones must be muted during the call so as not to disrupt proceedings.

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The unit had 1100 men and was given the mission of deceiving Hitl’ers forces and mislead them as to the size and location of Allied forces.

This will likely be the final Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee for the year and the November 15 meeting will be its fourth of the year. Earlier this year, the Committee released design candidates for the 2023 American Women Quarter Program, the 2023 and 2024 Native American Dollar, and other congressional medals.

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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