WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is seeking applicants to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Open positions include one specially qualified in American history; one specially qualified in numismatics; and a position representing the interests of the general public.

The application deadline is September 5, 2003. The United States Mint will review all applications and will forward its recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for appointment consideration.

The CCAC was created by legislation signed by the President on April 23, 2003, to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and designs for circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals. The Committee also advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins as well as on the mintage levels and proposed designs. The CCAC reviews themes and designs for future coins issued under the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program, and must submit an annual report to Congress and the Secretary, describing its activities and providing its recommendations.

The CCAC is composed of 11 members: one qualified in numismatic collection and curation; one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture; one specially qualified in American history; one specially qualified in numismatics; three representing the interests of the general public; and four individuals recommended by the leadership of both the House and Senate.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment to the CCAC 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 202-756-6539, or by mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001, Attn: CCAC Membership. Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 5, 2003.

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