WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is seeking applicants for an appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). There is an open position for a member representing the interests of the general public. The application deadline is June 12, 2006. The United States Mint will review all applications and will forward recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for appointment consideration.

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 the 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 United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. CCAC members are Special Government Employees and are therefore subject to various applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

Individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment as a CCAC member representing the interests of the general public 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 mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Greg Weinman. Submissions must be postmarked no later than June 12, 2006.

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