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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
United States Mint

801 9th Street N. W.

Washington DC 20220
In attendance:

Mint Personnel:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Pam Borer

Erik Jansen

Vanessa Franck

Mary Lannin, CCAC Chair
Robert Hoge

Michael Moran

Jeanne Stevens-Sollman

Donald Scarinci

Dennis Tucker
Thomas Uram

Betty Birdsong
Don Everhart

April Stafford

Megan Sullivan

Roger Vasquez

Greg Weinman

Herman Viola

Heidi Wastweet

Jack Herlihy

Ellen Anstey

Lauren Gurniewicz
Cheri Ford

Denis Kuhnel

Lowell National Historical Park

UMass Lowell/Lowell National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Jim Richardson

American Memorial Park and War in the Pacific

Charles Pinck

President of the OSS Society (Office of Strategic

Patrick O’ Donnell

National Historical Park

Professor John Chambers
Douglas Waller

(Former) Ambassador Hugh Montgomery
1. Chairperson Lannin opened the meeting at 1:04 pm.
2. Chairperson Lannin welcomed the newest member of the CCAC, Kareem AbdulJabbar, representing the public.
3. Motion made by chair and seconded by Erik Jansen to approve minutes of January
17, 2017 telephonic meeting.
4. April Stafford, Manager of the Mint’s Design Management Team presented the
design concepts for the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Program. Each of
the five sites was presented individually, with Committee members adding thoughts
and ideas after presentation.
5. Lowell National Historical Park (Massachusetts): This site preserves and interprets
the role of Lowell in the Industrial Revolution during the 1820s and 1830s, where
the rapid development of milling machines and techniques rapidly expanded the
town ten times its population. Canals were dug to facilitate power to ten ten-acre
textile mills, and with the large scale operation, cloth was made by machine
overseen by “Mill Girls” and no longer by individuals with a spinning wheel.
Committee members’ comments included an emphasis on the technology, canal
system, spindle as iconic image, Mill Girls, clock tower, “Art is the Handmaid of
Human Good.”
6. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Texas): The site is the largest
concentration of Spanish missions in North America: Mission Concepcion, Mission
San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. The churches within the missions
continue today as active Catholic parishes, and their architecture reflects the walled
compounds containing the church, living quarters, workshops and bastions used for
defense. Situated close together, the missions developed a system of aqueducts and
irrigation canals to manage the water necessary for farming and ranching that
supported the missions and contributed to the growth of the surrounding territory.
Committee members’ comments included architecture, church doors, indigenous
designs, irrigation canals [acequias] and bell towers.

7. Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (Idaho): As the largest single
contiguous wilderness in the continental United States with over 2.3 million acres,
this site offers rugged mountains, deep canyons and whitewater rivers, in addition
to abundant wildlife and recreation opportunities such as horse-packing and
whitewater rafting. Committee members commented that emphasizing Chinook
salmon, wolves, Big Horn sheep and whitewater rafting down the Salmon River
Canyon may be a way to bring the enormous size of this site down to a manageable
8. American Memorial Park (Northern Mariana Islands): This site is a memorial to
those thousands who lost their lives in World War II, including indigenous people as
well as the U.S. Marines, U.S Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard members, who,
beginning June 14, 1944, fought to use the island as a crucial point in the war against
the Japanese. Committee members’ thoughts included emphasizing the Memorial
Court of Honor and Flag Circle, as well as a nod to the indigenous people who
perished in this conflict.
9. War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam): This site is the westernmost
park in the National Park Service, with the highest biological diversity of any
national park. Established to commemorate the bravery, courage and sacrifice of
those participating in the Pacific Theater campaigns of World War II, there are over
100 sites on Guam memorializing the action. Committee members’ ideas were to
honor both aspects, with the biological diversity represented by a Hawksbill Sea
Turtle or a seabed, and the war being represented by the Asan Bay Overlook.
10. April Stafford, Manager of the Mint’s Design Management Team introduced the
background for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal to be
awarded to the members of the OSS in recognition of their service in World War II.
Established in 1942, the OSS members (“glorious amateurs”) were part of a “shadow
war” behind the scenes and behind enemy lines. They analyzed intelligence, aided
the local resistance efforts, and engaged in disinformation and “black propaganda”
and other sabotage. It was dissolved at the end of World War II, but its legacy lives
on in the Central Intelligence Agency today. Committee members’ suggested William
J. Donovan (“Wild Bill”) as an obverse, with the reverse representing the dark side of
the OSS work including parachutes, the B-24 Liberator plane or the OSS spear logo.
11. Seconded by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, Chairperson Lannin adjourned the meeting at
2:45 pm.