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United States Mint
801 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20220
CCAC Public Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
CCAC Members:
Robert Hoge
Erik Jansen
Mary Lannin
Michael Moran
Donald Scarinci
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Dennis Tucker
Thomas Uram
Herman Viola (via telephone )
Heidi Wastweet

US Mint Personnel:
Betty Birdsong
Pam Borer
Vanessa Franck
Ron Harrigal
Phebe Hemphill
Joe Menna
April Stafford
Megan Sullivan (via telephone)
Greg Weinman

Program Liaison: Verna Jones, Executive Director, The American Legion
1. Chairperson Lannin opened the meeting at 9:30 am.
2. Chairperson Lannin noted absent member Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and also stated that
member Herman Viola will be present by telephone for the concept and themes discussion
of the Native American $1 coin program.
3. A motion was made to accept the minutes and letters of the January 16, 2018 meeting by
Thomas Uram and this was seconded by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman.
4. April Stafford, of the Office of Design Management, presented the portfolio for the 2019
American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program Public Law 115-65
authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to mint an issue $5-gold, $1-silver, and half-dollar
clad coins in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.
The Act requires that the coin designs be emblematic of the American Legion.
The American Legion was formed March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, by members of the
U.S. Expeditionary Forces occupying Europe after the armistice that ended World War I four
months earlier. Having fought their way to victory through the trenches, on the seas and in
the air, these combat-weary troops were not convinced they had just won “the war to end
all wars.” History would prove them correct.
As it has done since that first caucus in Paris in 1919, The American Legion has performed
its duties to community, state and nation with far less regard for individual praises or the

media spotlight than it has for the mission at hand – to strengthen the nation in four areas
of concentration.
VETERANS/A Devotion to Mutual Helpfulness
The American Legion was built on a commitment of mutual helpfulness to veterans and
their families. As it does today, the organization’s founding generation fought for
compassionate health care, accessible hospitals, disability compensation, employment
opportunities, education and career opportunities for those who had sacrificed in uniform.
AMERICANISM/One-Hundred Percent Americanism
Americanism is one ideology the World War I veterans could heartily support. Having vowed
with their lives to “make the world safe for democracy,” they came home to launch and
manage programs to honor the U.S. flag, promote good citizenship, encourage voter
registration and mentor youth through dozens of healthy, educational programs.
CHILDREN & YOUTH/Promote Peace and Good Will
The American Legion’s Children & Youth program was founded on the “Whole Child Plan,”
that home, health, education, character and opportunity were all vital expectations for
young people, who needed mentors at a difficult time in history.
DEFENSE/Make Right the Master of Might
The American Legion’s original pillar was national security. The organization took its name
from a 1915-17 association of citizen soldiers who trained in the so-called “Preparedness
Movement” as it became clearer the United States would enter the fighting in Europe
without capable officers or technically skilled personnel. That first American Legion turned
its roster over to the federal government in January 2017, but the organization has stood
strong for the U.S. Armed Forces ever since, and continues to do so today.
5. The Committee heard from the liaison, Verna Jones, Executive Director of The American
Legion, about the designs that were preferred by the organization.
6. A vigorous discussion followed with Committee members evaluating the various designs.
The Committee members felt that overall the portfolio was weak.
The following designs were voted upon by the Committee:
Gold Obverse:
AL-G-O-01 5
AL-G-O-02 0
AL-G-O-03 21 Recommended as the obverse design
AL-G-O-04 1
AL-G-O-05 6
AL-G-O-06 0
AL-G-O-07 0
AL-G-O-08 1

AL-G-O-09 1
AL-G-O-10 4
AL-G-O-11 1
AL-G-O-12 2
Gold Reverse:
AL-G-R-01 0
AL-G-R-02 0
AL-G-R-03 1
AL-G-R-04 22 Recommended as the reverse design
AL-G-R-05 3
AL-G-R-06 0
AL-G-R-07 3
AL-G-R-08 0
AL-G-R-09 0
AL-G-R-10 1
Silver Obverse:
AL-S-O-02` 0
AL-S-O-03 1
AL-S-O-04A 0
AL-S-O-04B 0
AL-S-O-04C 0
AL-S-O-05 26 Recommended as the obverse design
AL-S-O-06 2
AL-S-O-07 0
AL-S-O-08 5
AL-S-O-09 2
AL-S-O-10 3
AL-S-O-11 0
AL-S-O-12 2
AL-S-O-13 0
Silver Reverse:
AL-S-R-01 0
Al-S-R-02 0
AL-S-R-03 0
AL-S-R-04 1
AL-S-R-05 0
AL-S-R-06 1
AL-S-R-07 5
AL-S-R-08 0
AL-S-R-09 2
AL-S-R-10 0

AL-S-R-11 24 Recommended as the reverse design
Clad Obverse:
AL-C-O-01 0
AL-C-O-02 0
AL-C-O-03 3
AL-C-O-04 2
AL-C-O-05 25 Recommended as the obverse design
AL-C-O-06 0
AL-C-O-07 0
Clad Reverse:
AL-C-R-01 0
AL-C-R-02 0
AL-C-R-03 0
AL-C-R-04 3
AL-C-R-05A 0
AL-C-R-05B 0
AL-C-R-06 24 Recommended as the reverse design
AL-C-R-07 0
AL-C-R-08 0
AL-C-R-09 0
7. A motion was made by Heidi Wastweet, seconded by Erik Jansen, that the keystone arch on
silver reverse 11 (AL-S-R-11) be replaced by a fleur-de-lis. The vote was unanimous, 9-0.
8. April Stafford of the Office of Design Management gave the Committee members the
background for Native American $1 coin themes for 2021 – 2024. Public Law 110-82, the
Native American Dollar Coin Act, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint an issue of
dollar coins in honor of Native Americans and the important contributions made by Indian
Tribes and individual Native Americans to the development and history of the United States.
The theme is American Indians in the U.S. Military Service. American Indians have served in
the Armed Forces of the United States in each of our nation's conflicts, beginning with the
War of Independence from Great Britain.
Their valor has been recognized by many decorations, including five medals of honor during
World War II. This exemplary record of military service continues, of course, to this day.
Several of our consultants have noted that American Indians have served in the U.S. Military
at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other American ethnic group.
Ely Samuel Parker mastered English as a youth and served as a translator and scribe for
tribal chiefs in their struggle to maintain their reservations.

In appreciation, the Iroquois bestowed upon Parker their greatest honor, naming his Grand
Sachem of the Six Nations, and according to him -- and according him the name -- a sacred
name with the meaning of keeper of the Western Door of the Iroquois long house.
Parker later served as General Ulysses S. Grant's military secretary during the Civil War. In
that capacity, Parker drafted the articles of surrender when Robert E. Lee met with Grant at
Appomattox, Virginia on the morning of April 9th, 1865.
Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman. Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman was a physician, author,
orator, and advocate for American Indians who interpreted Indian life to the mainstream
while recording Indian culture in the many books he authored.
Eastman worked as a government physician at the Pine Ridge Reservation and several other
jobs before turning to writing and lecturing. He and his wife produced 11 successful books.
He also worked for the International Committee of the YMCA and the Boys Scouts of
America. He was honored as the foremost Indian spokesman of his day.
The Indian Citizenship Act was signed into law on June 2, 1924, granting United States
citizenship to about 125,000 of 300,000 indigenous people in the United States.
The act notably did not require American Indians to give up their tribal citizenship to
become U.S. citizens, allowing individual Indian people to preserve their tribal identity and
their right to communal tribal property.
A main impetus for enacting the law was to recognize the thousands of Indians who served
in the Armed Forces during World War I. Not only did the act give American Indians the
right and protections afforded the citizens of the United States, it added to the diversity of
thought and culture of our nation by unlocking the doors for Indians to become a part of
America on their own terms.
9. A discussion followed, with input from Herman Viola, as to the importance of each of the
10. Chairperson Lannin made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Robert Hoge. The vote was
unanimous and the meeting was adjourned at 2:06 pm.