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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee 801 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20220 CCAC Public Meeting Minutes July 10, 2006 By Telephone Conference Call In attendance: John Alexander Leon Billings Bill Fivaz Ute Wartenberg Kagan Rita Laws Mitch Sanders Donald Scarinci Ken Thomasma Joe Winter. Chairman Mitch Sanders called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM. 1. The minutes of the CCAC’s June 15, 2006 meeting were discussed. It was agreed that the vote to approve the June 15, 2006 minutes would be held at the next CCAC public meeting. 2. CCAC members then discussed some logistical arrangements for the committee’s August meeting in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association convention in Denver. 3. Kaarina Budow of the United States Mint presented proposed designs for the San Francisco Old Mint commemorative program. As part of this program, gold fivedollar coins and silver dollar coins are to be minted during the year 2006, with designs emblematic of the San Francisco Old Mint Building, its importance to California and the history of the United States, and its role in rebuilding San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. 4. Ms. Budow presented proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the gold $5 coin and the silver $1 coin. 5. In discussing the proposed designs, members generally that the obverse images of both coins should have denticles around the border, to match the replica images on each coin’s reverse. Members also generally agreed that some changes to wording and inscriptions would help to clarify the nature of the subject being commemorated, and further, that any such changes should have a minimal impact on the designs as presented. 6. For the obverse of the $5 gold coin, the CCAC unanimously recommends design GO2-1-B, which features an architectural drawing of the Old Mint and denticles around the coin’s border. The committee further recommends that, in order to clarify the subject being commemorated, the inscription around the lower perimeter of the design should be changed to “San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Centennial.” 7. The committee’s unanimously recommended design for the reverse of the $5 gold coin, GR2-1, is a replica of the reverse of the $5 coin coined from 1839-1908. The committee recommends that this design should be a complete and accurate replica of the original, with respect to all details of the design. 8. The CCAC unanimously recommends design SO2-1-B, featuring an image of the Old Mint building with denticles around the coin’s border, for the obverse of the silver dollar coin. The committee further recommends that the inscription SAN FRANCISCO OLD MINT should be replaced with a new inscription: OLD MINT on one line, and the building’s nickname “THE GRANITE LADY” (in quotation marks) on a second line. 9. For the silver dollar reverse, the CCAC unanimously recommends design SR2-1, which is a replica of the reverse of the 1878-1921 Morgan Dollar. The committee recommends that this design should be a complete and accurate replica of the original, with respect to all details of the design. The next CCAC meeting will be held on August 18, 2006.