What: The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the United States Mint in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business associated with the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage.

Topics (subject to change):

• To consider themes for the United States Mint’s new 24-karat uncirculated gold bullion investment coin. The United States Mint announced last month that it will develop a program to manufacture 24-karat (99.99% fineness) gold bullion investment coins.

• To consider designs for the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commemorative Coin Program.

Who: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b)(8)(C), the CCAC was established to:

• Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional gold medals, and national and other medals produced by the Secretary in accordance with section 5111 of title 31, United States Code;

• 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, May 24, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Note: This meeting is open to the public. News media are welcome.

Where: United States Mint Headquarters

801 9th Street, NW, Second floor, Conference Room A

Washington, D.C. 20220

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