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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 9:00 AM
United State Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street NW, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C.
In attendance:
Michael Bugeja
Erik Jansen
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Moran
Michael Olson
Michael Ross
Donald Scarinci
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Thomas Uram
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 9:15 A.M.
2. The letters and minutes of the June 25, 2013 meeting were unanimously
approved.
3. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Program. Desiree Boykin,
General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the United Negro College Fund
thanked the Committee for the opportunity to be present at the meeting.
4. After each member had commented on the candidate designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With ten (10) members
voting, the maximum possible point total was thirty (30). The committee’s scores
for the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Program:
Obverse designs:
CR64-O-01: 0
CR64-O-02: 0
CR64-O-03: 1
CR64-O-04: 12
CR64-O-05: 1
CR64-O-06: 0
CR64-O-07: 0
CR64-O-08: 7
CR64-O-09: 0

CR64-O-10: 24 (Recommended design)
CR64-O-11: 1
CR64-O-12: 3
CR64-O-13: 0
CR64-O-14: 0
CR64-O-15: 12
Reverse designs:
CR64-R-01: 5
CR64-R-02: 25 (Recommended design)
CR64-R-03: 0
CR64-R-04: 11
CR64-R-05: 0
CR64-R-06: 0
CR64-R-07: 0
CR64-R-08: 4
CR64-R-09: 5
CR64-R-10: 4
CR64-R-01: 0
CR64-R-01: 0
5. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate obverse designs
for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program.
6. After each member had commented on the candidate designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With ten (10) members
voting, the maximum possible point total was thirty (30). The committee’s scores
for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program:
Obverse designs:
HOF-01: 30 (Recommended design)
HOF-02: 6
HOF-03: 5
HOF-04: 5
HOF-05: 4
HOF-06: 7
HOF-07: 10
HOF-08: 4
HOF-09: 5
HOF-10: 9
HOF-11: 8
HOF-12: 5
HOF-13: 5
HOF-14: 6
(There was no HOF-15)

HOF-16:
HOF-17:

4
5

7. Mr. Olson made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Jansen, to recommend the
Committee’s recommended design, HOF-01, be modified to delete the wheat
sheaves shown on the baseball glove image. The motion was approved on a vote
of seven (7) ayes, two (2) nays and one (1) abstention. Subsequently, a motion
was made by Mr. Scarinci, and seconded by Mr. Olson, to recommend that Mint
artists be given artistic license to achieve the best design result for HOF-01. The
motion was unanimously approved.
8. Concerning the Committee’s recommendation that design CR64-O-10 be selected
for the obverse of the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin
Program, a motion was made by Mr. Uram and seconded by Mr. Olson, to further
recommend that the words “In God We Trust” appearing near the lower rim of the
design be curved to follow the curvature of the coin. The motion was
unanimously approved. Subsequently, a motion was made by Mr. Marks, and
seconded by Ms. Wastweet, to recommend that the cauldron appearing on the
Committee’s recommended reverse design, CR64-R-02, be slightly enlarged to
give it a more pronounced presence on the design. The motion was unanimously
approved. An additional motion was made by Ms. Wastweet, and seconded by
Mr. Olson, to recommend that the band appearing around the outer perimeter of
CR64-R-02 be raised and the letters appearing on the band be incused. The
motion was unanimously approved.
9. The Committee discussed potential recommendations for its FY2013 Annual
Report. The discussion established the consensus of the Committee to retain its
prior year recommendation for the circulating American Liberty Commemorative
Coinage Program and to recommend, as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary
of the Kennedy Half Dollar design, that mint marks appearing on the 2014
Kennedy Half Dollar be placed on the reverse of the coin similar to the placement
of the mintmark on the half dollar’s initial year of issuance in 1964. Concerning
recommendations for future commemorative programs, the Committee’s
consensus was to maintain its 2016 recommendation to commemorate the 90th
anniversary of Route 66 and, likewise, to maintain its 2017 recommendation to
commemorate the sesquicentennial of the acquisition of the Alaska Territory. Mr.
Marks noted that the Committee could make two recommendations for 2018 and
that members had proposed three potential programs. One of those is the 100th
anniversary of the U.S. Airmail Service proposed by Mr. Bugeja. Mr. Bugeja
addressed how such a program would bring an opportunity for collaboration with
the U.S. Postal Service. The other two proposals were put forward by Mr. Marks.
They included a commemoration of the nation’s fallen firefighters (similar to the
1997 National Police Officers Memorial Commemorative Silver Dollar) and the
100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The World War I commemoration
was proposed by Mr. Marks to include two silver dollars. The first would be a
2018 high relief version of Anthony de Francisci’s Peace Dollar and the second

dollar coin would bear a modern design commemorating the end of the war and
honoring those who served. Mr. Marks concluded the discussion by indicating
that the Committee would evaluate the three commemorative proposals for 2018
further at its next meeting and, at that time, select two to put forward as
recommendations.
10. Acting Director of the United States Mint, Richard Peterson, introduced United
States Representative Terri Sewell of Birmingham, Alabama. Representative
Sewell addressed the Committee concerning designs for the 16th Street Baptist
Church Bombing Victims Congressional Gold Medal Program. Subsequently,
Committee members and Representative Sewell discussed specific design topics
and exchanged ideas relative to the various designs submitted by the United States
Mint for the gold medal program.
11. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Congressional Gold Medal Program.
Subsequently, discussions among Committee members and Mint staff resulted in
Don Everhart, U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver, creating a modified version of the
design known as Obverse 01A. The modified version was labeled as Obverse 18
for purposes of the Committee’s evaluation process. Obverse 18 showed the
names of the four bombing victims spaced evenly around the entirety of the outer
perimeter. Additionally, the inscription, “PIVOTAL IN THE STRUGGLE FOR
EQUALITY”, and the date, “SEPTEMBER 15, 1963”, were shown horizontally
centered across the lower portion of the design over the outlines of the four girls
who were killed in the bombing incident. Likewise, a modified version of the
design known as Reverse 06A was developed by Mr. Everhart during the
discussion. The modified version was labeled as Reverse 12 for purposes of the
Committee’s evaluation process. Reverse 12 shows the 16th Street Baptist Church
as originally depicted on the design, however, all inscriptions were changed. The
words, “ACT OF CONGRESS 2013”, were centered on the upper perimeter of
the design and the inscription, “IN MEMORY OF THE FOUR GIRLS KILLED
IN THE BOMBING OF THE 16TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH” was shown
horizontally and stacked on the left side of the medal. Finally, the inscription,
“BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA” was centered on the lower perimeter of the
design.
12. After each member had commented on the candidate designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With ten (10) members
voting, the maximum possible point total was thirty (30). The committee’s scores
for the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Congressional Gold Medal
Program:
Obverse designs:
16BC-Obverse-01:
16BC-Obverse-01A:

0
3

16BC-Obverse-02:
16BC-Obverse-03:
16BC-Obverse-04:
16BC-Obverse-05:
16BC-Obverse-06:
16BC-Obverse-07:
16BC-Obverse-08:
16BC-Obverse-09:
16BC-Obverse-10:
16BC-Obverse-11:
16BC-Obverse-12:
16BC-Obverse-13:
16BC-Obverse-14:
16BC-Obverse-15:
16BC-Obverse-16:
16BC-Obverse-17:
16BC-Obverse-18:

3
6
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
3
1
4
2
4
6
3
29 (Recommended design)*

*This design was reported as Obverse-01A in the transmittal letter to Secretary
Lew. See paragraph 11 (above) for details.
Reverse designs:
16BC-Reverse-01:
2
16BC-Reverse-02:
1
16BC-Reverse-03:
13
16BC-Reverse-04:
0
16BC-Reverse-05:
0
16BC-Reverse-06:
3
16BC-Reverse-06A: 3
16BC-Reverse-07:
0
16BC-Reverse-08:
2
16BC-Reverse-09:
0
16BC-Reverse-10:
12
16BC-Reverse-11:
6
16BC-Reverse-12:
28 (Recommended design)*
*This design was reported as Obverse-06A in the transmittal letter to Secretary
Lew. See paragraph 11 (above) for details.
13. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate reverse designs
for the 2014 Native American $1 Coin Program.
14. After each member had commented on the candidate designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With ten (10) members

voting, the maximum possible point total was thirty (30). The committee’s scores
for the 2014 Native American $1 Coin Program:
Reverse designs:
2014-NA-R-01: 17
2014-NA-R-02: 4
2014-NA-R-03: 23 (Recommended design)
2014-NA-R-04: 4
2014-NA-R-05: 2
2014-NA-R-06: 6
(There was no 2014-NA-R-07)
2014-NA-R-08: 5
15. There being no further business, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting at
3:45 p.m.