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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 2011, 9:00 AM
United State Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street NW, Hearing Room 220 South
Washington, D.C.
In attendance:
Doreen Bolger
Michael Bugeja
Arthur Houghton
Erik Jansen
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Olson
Donald Scarinci
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.
2. The letter and minutes of the March 1, 2011 meeting were unanimously approved.
3. Acting Mint Director Dick Peterson administered an oath of office to new
member, Dr. Michael Bugeja. Dr. Bugeja was welcomed by the Committee.
4. The letter and minutes of the June 27, 2011 meeting were unanimously approved.
5. Kaarina Budow of the United States Mint presented the candidate gold and silver
obverse designs for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin
Program.
6. After each member had commented on the candidate obverse designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With eight (8) members
voting, the maximum possible point total was 24. Gold and silver obverse
designs were consolidated and evaluated together by members. The intent of the
Committee was to identify their preferred designs overall and then decide, by
motion, an assignment of the preferred designs between the gold and silver
obverses. The Committee’s scores for the obverse of the 2012 Star-Spangled
Banner Commemorative Coin Program were:
SSB-G-O-01:
SSB-G-O-02:
SSB-G-O-03:
SSB-G-O-04:
SSB-G-O-05:

1
0
0
0
6

SSB-G-O-06: 0
SSB-G-O-07: 5
SSB-G-O-08: 17
SSB-G-O-09: 4
SSB-G-O-10: 17
SSB-S-O-01: 4
SSB-S-O-02: 2
SSB-S-O-03: 2
SSB-S-O-04: 0
SSB-S-O-05: 15
SSB-S-O-06: 0
Following the consolidated scoring process for gold and silver obverse designs, a
motion by Chairperson Marks, and seconded by Ms. Wastweet, to recommend
Design SSB-G-08, showing Lady Liberty waving a large-sized American Flag
with a profile image of Fort McHenry in the background, as the obverse design
for the silver $1 coin was approved unanimously. Subsequently, a motion by Mr.
Olson, and seconded by Mr. Bugeja, to recommend Design SSB-S-05, showing
an American sailing ship in the foreground and a damaged and fleeing British
ship in the background, as the obverse design for the gold $5 coin was approved
on a vote of seven (7) ayes and one (1) abstention.
7. Kaarina Budow of the United States Mint presented the candidate gold and silver
reverse designs for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin
Program.
8. After each member had commented on the candidate reverse designs, Committee
members rated proposed designs by assigning 0, 1, 2, or 3 points to each, with
higher points reflecting more favorable evaluations. With eight (7) members
voting, the maximum possible point total was 21. Gold and silver reverse designs
were consolidated and evaluated together by members. The intent of the
Committee was to identify recommended gold and silver reverse designs to pair
with obverse designs previously identified. The committee’s scores for the
obverse of the gold $5 coin were:
SSB-G-R-01: 0
SSB-G-R-02: 0
SSB-G-R-03: 0
SSB-G-R-04: 0
SSB-G-R-05: 0
SSB-G-R-06: 0
SSB-G-R-07: 3
SSB-G-R-08: 6
SSB-S-R-01: 1
SSB-S-R-02: 2
SSB-S-R-03: 13 (Recommended design)

SSB-S-R-04:
SSB-S-R-05:
SSB-S-R-06:
SSB-S-R-07:
SSB-S-R-08:
SSB-S-R-09:

0
0
6
0
3
0

The Committee’s scores for the reverse of the silver $1 coin were:
SSB-G-R-01: 2
SSB-G-R-02: 0
SSB-G-R-03: 0
SSB-G-R-04: 4
SSB-G-R-05: 0
SSB-G-R-06: 3
SSB-G-R-07: 3
SSB-G-R-08: 5
SSB-S-R-01: 0
SSB-S-R-02: 0
SSB-S-R-03: 0
SSB-S-R-04: 0
SSB-S-R-05: 0
SSB-S-R-06: 13 (Recommended design)
SSB-S-R-07: 0
SSB-S-R-08: 0
SSB-S-R-09: 0
9. Upon the departure of Mr. Houghton, the Committee no longer maintained a
quorum. Upon the advice of counsel, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting.
10. Remaining committee members continued on the record to discuss the process for
producing the Committee’s Fiscal Year 2010 report. Chairperson Marks asked
members to come to the next meeting prepared to discuss commemorative
program themes for the FY2010 report and, specifically, program themes for 2015
and 2016.
11. Proceedings went off the record at 12:26 p.m.