DeBakey Gold Medal, Lincoln One-Cent Coin Design Candidates Slated for Review

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. (ET) on January 15, 2008, at United States Mint headquarters at 801 9th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20220. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage.

Agenda (subject to change):

* Review design candidates for the reverse of the fourth one-cent circulating coin in the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin series. The CCAC in its meeting on September 25, 2007, asked the United States Mint to propose additional design candidates for the fourth aspect of the coin series, the Lincoln Presidency.

* Review design candidates for the Michael DeBakey, M.D. Congressional Gold Medal. Public Law No: 110-95, signed into law on October 15, 2007, requires the United States Mint to strike a medal in recognition of Dr. DeBakey’s outstanding contributions to the Nation.

* Review design candidates for the obverse of the 2009 Presidential $1 Coins.

* Other general business.

Who: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)
Pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5135, the CCAC was established to:

* Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, commemorative coins, Congressional gold medals, and national and other medals produced by the Secretary;

* Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places that the Committee recommends to be commemorated; and

* Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Where: United States Mint
801 9th Street NW
8th Floor Board Room
Washington, D.C. 20220

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)