WASHINGTON – The United States Mint is seeking applicants for appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Open positions include one specially qualified in American history and one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture. The application deadline is May 27, 2005. 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 by legislation signed by the President on April 23, 2003, 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 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 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 House of Representatives and Senate. CCAC members are Special Government Employees and are therefore subject to various applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment as the specially qualified members in American history or medallic arts (or sculpture) 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 202-756-6830, or by mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Madelyn Simmons Marchessault. Submissions must be postmarked no later than May 27, 2005.

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