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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:00 AM
United State Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street NW, 8th Floor Board Room
Washington, D.C.
In attendance:
Michael Bugeja
Robert Hoge
Erik Jansen
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Moran (via teleconference)
Michael Olson
Michael Ross
Donald Scarinci
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Thomas Uram
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M.
2. The letters and minutes of the November 22, 2013 meeting were unanimously
approved.
3. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate reverse designs
for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The subjects for these
designs included Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska,
Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana, Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina,
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, and Saratoga National
Historical Park in New York. Representatives of these national places provided
comments on their respective locations. They included Mark Engler,
Superintendent of the Homestead National Monument of America; Jim Caldwell,
Public Affairs Staff Officer for Kisatchie National Forest; Peter Givens,
Interpretive Specialist with Blue Ridge Parkway; Oscar Reed, Jr., for Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge; and Eric Schnitzer, Historian for Saratoga
National Historic Park.
4. After each member of the Committee had commented on the candidate designs,
members rated the designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with higher
points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With eleven (11) members voting,
the maximum possible point total was thirty-three (33). By Committee rule, a
majority of the maximum possible point total (i.e. 17) was required to garner the
Committee’s recommendation. The committee’s scores for the reverse designs
for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Program were:

Homestead National Monument of America Designs:
HP-01: 1
HP-02: 19 (Recommended design)
HP-03: 12
HP-04: 2
HP-05: 0
HP-06: 0
HP-07: 3
HP-08: 4
HP-09: 0
HP-10: 0
HP-11: 0
HP-12: 0
Kisatchie National Forest Designs:
KNF-01: 11
KNF-02: 4
KNF-03: 8
KNF-04: 14
KNF-05: 3
KNF-06: 3
KNF-07: 21 (Recommended design)
KNF-08: 0
Blue Ridge Parkway Designs:
BRP-01: 8
BRP-02: 0
BRP-05: 27 (Recommended design)
BRP-06: 0
BRP-07: 2
BRP-08: 2
Note: Designs BRP-03 and BRP-04 were withdrawn by the U.S. Mint prior to the
Committees evaluation.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Designs:
BH-01: 20 (Recommended design)
BH-02: 3
BH-03: 0
BH-04: 7
BH-05: 19
BH-06: 0
BH-07: 0
BH-08: 13

Saratoga National Historical Park Designs:
SNHP-01: 9
SNHP-02: 2
SNHP-03: 14 *
SNHP-04: 1
SNHP-05: 1
SNHP-06: 0
SNHP-07: 7
SNHP-08: 8
SNHP-09: 11
SNHP-10: 0
*Although Design SNHP-03 received the highest number of points its total was
insufficient by Committee rule to be selected as a recommended design through
the scoring process. Note: By motion, the design was confirmed by the
Committee as the recommended design later in the meeting.
5. April Stafford of the United States Mint reported on a proposal for a 2014 24K
Gold Kennedy Half Dollar special product. The proposal was brought forward as
a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar.
6. Members discussed whether the proposed half dollar should bear a single date of
2014 or a duel date of 1964-2014, whether it should contain a full ounce of gold
or be offered as a factional, whether it should be a half dollar or denominated
differently, whether the mint mark should be on the obverse or reverse of the coin,
and whether the edge should be reeded, smooth or contain an edge inscription.
Members also commented that they hoped the coin could be offered in a way
wherein it could be affordable to a broad cross section of individuals. A consensus
was lacking on these matters, however, insights on the various subjects were
offered. The Committee, as a whole, agreed that the proposed half dollar should
be produced.
7. After the scores for the reverse designs for the 2015 America the Beautiful
Quarters Program were completed and announced, a motion was made by Mr.
Ross, and seconded by Ms. Stevens-Sollman, to recommend the Mint remove the
30 stars shown on the recommended Homestead National Monument of America
design (HP-02) and that the words “FREE LAND” be added to the same, with
placement of the words left to the artist’s decretion. The motion was approved on
a vote of eight (8) ayes and two (2) abstentions. (Mr. Bugeja had departed from
the meeting.)
8. Mr. Olson made a motion that was seconded by Chairperson Marks that the
recommended Kisatchie National Forest design (KNF-07) be simplified by
trimming away the trees shown in the background so as to increase the contrast of
the subject woodpecker against the negative space. The motion was approved on
a vote of nine (9) ayes and one (1) abstention.

9. Regarding the Committee’s recommended design for Bombay Hook National
Wildlife Refuge (BH-01), a motion was made by Mr. Scarinci, and seconded by
Mr. Olson, to override the scoring result and recommend design BH-05 instead
with modifications to remove the horizon line shown in the background. The
motion failed on a vote five (5) ayes and five (5) nays. Subsequently, Mr.
Scarinci moved and Mr. Uram seconded to recommend that the fish shown in the
beak of the Great Blue Heron shown on the Committee’s recommended design for
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (BH-01) be eliminated. The motion
failed on a vote of three (3) ayes, six (6) nays, and one (1) abstention. A motion
was made by Mr. Scarinci, and seconded by Chairperson Marks, to affirm the
Committee’s recommendation for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (BH01) with a design recommendation to remove the horizon line shown in the
background while retaining the grassy land shown at the feet of the Great Blue
Heron. The motion was approved on a vote of six (6) ayes and four (4) nays. Ms.
Stevens-Sollman moved, and Mr. Olson seconded, to reconsider the previous
motion. The motion failed on a vote of four (4) ayes and six (nays). The
recommendation of design BH-01 was maintained.
10. Mr. Ross made a motion, that was seconded by Ms. Stevens-Sollman, that
Saratoga National Historical Park design SNHP-03 be recommended by the
Committee with a design recommendation that the word “British” be added to the
word “Surrender” already shown on the design. The motion was unanimously
approved.
11. A motion was made by Mr. Hoge, and seconded by Mr. Scarinci, to approve the
Committee’s Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report. The motion was approved on a
unanimous vote.
12. On the matter of a recommendation for the Committee’s Fiscal Year 2014 Annual
Report, Committee members agreed that the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11
moon landing was an appropriate subject for a 2019 commemorative coin
program. A motion was made by Mr. Olson, and seconded by Chairperson
Marks, to approve the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as a
commemorative coin program recommendation for 2019 in the Committee’s
Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report. The motion was unanimously approved.
13. There being no further business, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting at
2:34 p.m.