Applications For Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee Open To The Public

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2002 – The U.S. Mint today announced it is accepting applications for membership to the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee (CCCAC). Applications will be accepted from the public, and all applications must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2002.

Established in 1993, the CCCAC identifies and designates events, persons, or places the Committee recommends be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins, and makes recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. The Committee also reviews and comments on proposed designs for commemorative coins and the 50 State Quarters Program.

Membership consists of seven voting members appointed to 4-year terms by the Secretary of the Treasury. Three members shall be appointed from among individuals specially qualified to serve by reason of their education, training or experience in art, art history, museum or numismatic collection curation, or numismatics. Three members are appointed from among individuals who will represent the interest of the general public, primarily with knowledge of history, youth interests, or an understanding of American culture and history. One member shall be appointed from officers or employees of the U.S. Mint to represent the interests of the Mint.

The Committee is subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury. The U.S. Mint is responsible for providing the necessary support services for the Committee. Committee members are not paid for their time or services, but, consistent with Federal Travel Regulations, members are reimbursed for their travel and lodging expenses to attend approximately two meetings each year.

All current CCCAC member terms have expired, although, in accordance with public law, each may continue to serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified. The Mint will review all applications, and will forward its recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for appointment consideration. The Secretary will choose successors from these candidates at his option and discretion.

“I applaud the current members for their invaluable service. Their contributions to the CCCAC and the numismatic community have been truly outstanding,” said United State Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore. “I look forward to working with CCCAC chairwoman Elsie Sterling Howard in welcoming the new members, and seeing to a smooth transition.”

Candidates should 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 16, 2002.

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