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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:30 PM
United State Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Conference Room A
Washington, D.C.
In attendance:
Michael Bugeja (via teleconfence)
Robert Hoge
Erik Jansen
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Olson (Vice Chair)
Michael Ross
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Thomas Uram
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 9:33 A.M.
2. Chairperson Marks announced that the Committee would hold a special
telephonic meeting on April 8th to consider a recommendation to change the
reverse of the $1 Silver Eagle coin.
3. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
2015 United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
Program, inclusive or a $5 gold coin, $1 silver coin and a clad half dollar.
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 nine (9) members voting, the
maximum possible point total was twenty-four (27). By Committee rule, a
majority of the maximum possible point total (i.e. 14) was required to garner the
Committee’s recommendation. The committee’s scores for the designs for the
2015 United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin
Program were:
$5 Gold Obverse Designs:
USM-G-O-01: 6
USM-G-O-02: 14 (Recommended design)
USM-G-O-03: 4
USM-G-O-04: 0
USM-G-O-05: 0
$5 Gold Reverse Designs:

USM-G-R-01: 15
USM-G-R-02: 20
USM-G-R-03: 0
USM-G-R-04: 2
USM-G-R-05: 0
USM-G-R-06: 0
USM-G-R-07: 1
USM-G-R-08: 0
USM-G-R-09: 20
USM-G-R-10: 8
USM-G-R-11: 11
Note: Due to a tie vote a recommendation was not achieved through the balloting
process. A design was subsequently recommended through a simple majority
vote. See motion in paragraph 5 below.
$1 Silver Obverse Designs:
USM-S-O-01: 4
USM-S-O-02: 6
USM-S-O-03: 0
USM-S-O-04: 6
USM-S-O-05: 21 (Recommended design)
$1 Silver Reverse Designs:
USM-S-R-01: 0
USM-S-R-02: 16
USM-S-R-03: 4
USM-S-R-04: 0
USM-S-R-05: 3
USM-S-R-06: 0
USM-S-R-07: 0
USM-S-R-08: 21 (Recommended design)
USM-S-R-09: 4
USM-S-R-10: 8
USM-S-R-11: 0
Clad Half Dollar Obverse Designs:
USM-C-O-01: 0
USM-C-O-02: 19 (Recommended design)
USM-C-O-03: 5
USM-C-O-04: 6
USM-C-O-05: 6
USM-C-O-06: 0
Clad Half Dollar Reverse Designs:
USM-C-R-01: 0
USM-C-R-02: 0

USM-C-R-03: 0
USM-C-R-04: 3
USM-C-R-05: 0
USM-C-R-06: 0
USM-C-R-07: 10
USM-C-R-08: 8
USM-C-R-09: 3
Note: None of the candidate designs achieved the required majority threshold vote
total of 14 to gain the Committee’s recommendation through the balloting
process. A design was subsequently recommended through a simple majority
vote. See motion below in paragraph 5.
5. The following motions were acted upon by the Committee:
 Motion by Ms. Wastweet, seconded by Vice Chair Olson, to recommend
obverse design USM-S-O-05 be paired with reverse design USM-S-R-08
for the $1 silver coin and to further recommend that the words “FT.
SMITH” be added to the poster shown in the hand of the Marshal in USMS-R-08. The motion passed with six (6) ayes and one (1) nay.
 Motion by Ms. Wastweet, seconded by Chair Marks, to recommend the
removal of the horse post and rail shown in design USM-S-R-08 to help
clarify and focus on the central figure of the Marshal. The motion failed
on a vote of three (3) ayes, four (4) nays and one (1) abstention.
 Motion by Mr. Uram, seconded by Vice Chair Olson, to recommend that,
at the artist’s discretion, the horse rail and post shown in design USM-SR-08 be modified such that the natural stance of the Marshal be retained.
The motion was approved on a vote of seven (7) ayes and one (1)
abstention.
 Motion by Mr. Jansen, seconded by Vice Chair Olson, to recommend
obverse design USM-G-O-02 be paired with reverse design USM-G-R-02
for the $5 gold coin. The motion failed on a vote of two (2) ayes, five (5)
nays and one (1) abstention.
 Motion by Ms. Stevens-Sollman, seconded by Mr. Uram, to recommend
obverse design USM-G-O-02 be paired with reverse design USM-G-R-09
for the $5 gold coin. The motion was passed with four (4) ayes, three (3)
nays and one (1) abstention.
 Motion by Vice Chair Olson, seconded by Mr. Uram, to recommend
reverse design USM-C-R-07 for the clad half dollar coin and to further
recommend that the handcuffs shown in the design be removed. The
motion passed with six (6) ayes, one (1) nay and one (1) abstention.
 Motion by Mr. Uram, seconded by Ms. Wastweet, to recommend that, at
the artist’s discretion, the appearance of the female officer shown in
design USM-C-O-02 be modified to improve the overall design. The
motion passed with seven (7) ayes and one (1) abstention.
6. Deputy Director Richard Peterson and Chairperson Marks provided remarks
recognizing and thanking Michael Ross and Vice Chairperson Michael Olson for

their service on the Committee upon the completion of their respective terms of
office. Deputy Director Peterson presented Distinguished Public Service Awards
to both of the departing members. (Mr. Ross departed the meeting at the
conclusion of this presentation.)
7. Chairperson Marks relinquished the gavel to Vice Chairperson Olson to conduct
the balance of the meetings proceedings. (Chairperson Marks continued to
participate in the meeting.)
8. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
First Special Service Force Congressional Gold Medal.
9. 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 eight (8) members voting, the
maximum possible point total was twenty-four (24). By Committee rule, a
majority of the maximum possible point total (i.e. 14) was required to garner the
Committee’s recommendation. The committee’s scores for the designs for the
First Special Service Force (FSSF) Congressional Gold Medal were:
FSSF Obverse Designs:
FSSF-CGM-O-01: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-02: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-03: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-04: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-05: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-06: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-07: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-08: 15
FSSF-CGM-O-09: 18 (Recommended design)
FSSF-CGM-O-10: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-11: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-12: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-13: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-14: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-15: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-16: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-17: 0
FSSF-CGM-O-18: 0
FSSF Reverse Designs:
FSSF-CGM-R-01: 6
FSSF-CGM-R-02: 24 (Recommended design)
FSSF-CGM-R-03: 0
FSSF-CGM-R-04: 2
FSSF-CGM-R-05: 0
FSSF-CGM-R-06: 0

FSSF-CGM-R-07:
FSSF-CGM-R-08:
FSSF-CGM-R-09:
FSSF-CGM-R-10:
FSSF-CGM-R-11:
FSSF-CGM-R-12:
FSSF-CGM-R-13:
FSSF-CGM-R-14:
FSSF-CGM-R-15:
FSSF-CGM-R-16:
FSSF-CGM-R-17:
FSSF-CGM-R-18:
FSSF-CGM-R-19:
FSSF-CGM-R-20:
FSSF-CGM-R-21:

0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

10. The following motions were acted upon by the Committee:
 Motion by Mr. Jansen, seconded by Ms. Wastweet, to recommend the
removal of the paratroopers shown in design FSSF-CGM-O-09. The
motion failed on a vote of four (4) ayes and four (4) nays.
 Motion by Ms. Stevens-Sollman, seconded by Mr. Uram, to recommend
design FSSF-CGM-R-02 that the raised objects of the design be provided
with a frosted texture to improve contrast and eye appeal for the design.
The motion was approved unanimously.
11. There being no further business, Vice Chairperson Olson adjourned the meeting at
2:35 p.m.