March 23rd, 2011

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Seeks New Member

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is accepting applications to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a new member who is specially qualified in numismatics. Time’s running out, though: The application deadline is April 8, 2011. The Mint will review all applications and forward recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration and appointment.

The CCAC was created to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. The CCAC also advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins, as well as mintage levels and proposed designs of commemorative coins.

The CCAC is composed of 11 members—one specially qualified in numismatic collection curation; one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture; one specially qualified in American history; one specially qualified in numismatics; three individuals representing the interests of the general public; and four individuals recommended by the leadership of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. CCAC members serve terms of four years and are special government employees, who are subject to applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

 Individuals wanting to be considered for appointment by virtue of education, training or experience should submit a letter, along with a resume or curriculum vitae, detailing specific educational credentials, skills, talents and experience. Applications should be submitted by fax to 202-756-6525, or by email to gweinman@usmint.treas.gov, or by mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Greg Weinman. Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 8, 2011.

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