WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced it has extended the deadline for accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee (CCCAC). Applications will now be accepted if postmarked no later than May 31, 2002. The application process is open to the public. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in the fields of art, art history, museum or numismatic collection curation, or numismatics; or with demonstrated experience with history, education, youth or American heritage and culture. The Mint is also interested in candidates who have demonstrated leadership skills, who have received recognition by their peers in their field or interest, who have a record of participation in public service or activities, and who will be able to actively participate in the Committee meetings and related activities. Any member of the public wishing to be considered for participation on the committee should submit a resume or letter describing qualifications for membership. Applications can be submitted by mail to the United States Mint, 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Attn: CCCAC Membership, or by e-mail to CCCACmembership@usmint.treas.gov . Applications must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2002. Contact: Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222 Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)