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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:00 PM
Omni Hotel at Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street, Private Dining Room, Level R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In attendance:
Michael Bugeja
Robert Hoge
Erik Jansen
Mary Lannin
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Moran
Donald Scarinci
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Thomas Uram
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 12:07 P.M.
2. Deputy Director Richard Petersen administered the oath of office to new member
Mary Lannin.
3. The letters conveying the Committee’s recommendations to Secretary Lew
stemming from the March 10, 2014 and March 11, 2014 meetings and the minutes
of the March 10, 2014, March 11, 2014, and April 8, 2014 meetings were
unanimously approved.
4. Chairperson Marks reported to the Committee concerning recommendations for
the FY2014 Annual Report. He stated that the Committee had previously
approved motions specifying that the two 2019 commemorative program
recommendations would be to commemorate the nation’s fallen firefighters and
the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. He indicated his
understanding that the Committee’s long-standing recommendation for a
circulating American Liberty coinage program (that would co-circulate with
existing presidential designs) would remain in the 2014 report. He also
mentioned the Committee’s previous recommendation to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar in reference to the Mint’s plans to
implement such a plan. Finally, he reported that the recommendations to create
an art medals program (listed in previous annual reports as the “Expressions of
America” program) and for a new reverse design for the silver American Eagle
program would remain in the annual report in light of the Committee’s April 8,
2014 work to identify a candidate reverse design for the silver American Eagle
program and to specifically recommend the creation of an art medals program.

Chairperson Marks asked if there were other ideas for the FY2014 Annual Report.
None were presented. Chairperson Marks indicated that he would prepare a draft
of the FY2014 Annual Report based on the points covered in his presentation and
would convey it to the Committee for consideration at a future meeting.
5. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate obverse and
reverse designs for the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medal Program,
inclusive of three medals; one each to honor the men and women who perished as
a result of the terrorist attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
6. 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 ten (10) members voting, the
maximum possible point total was thirty (30). By Committee rule, a majority of
the maximum possible point total (i.e. 16) was required to garner the Committee’s
recommendation. The committee’s scores for the designs for the Heroes of 9/11
Congressional Gold Medals were:
New York Obverse Designs:
FH-NY-O-01: 20 (Recommended design)
FH-NY-O-01A: 19
FH-NY-O-02:
0
FH-NY-O-03:
0
FH-NY-O-04:
0
FH-NY-O-05: 11
FH-NY-O-06:
0
FH-NY-O-06A: 5
FH-NY-O-07:
0
FH-NY-O-08: 11
FH-NY-O-08A: 0
FH-NY-O-09:
1
FH-NY-O-10:
0
FH-NY-O-10A: 0
FH-NY-O-10B: 0
FH-NY-O-11:
0
FH-NY-O-12:
3
FH-NY-O-13:
4
New York Reverse Designs:
FH-NY-R-01: 16 (Highest score)*
FH-NY-R-01A: 9
FH-NY-R-02:
0
FH-NY-R-03:
1
FH-NY-R-04:
0
FH-NY-R-05:
0
FH-NY-R-06:
0

FH-NY-R-07:
0
FH-NY-R-12:
0
FH-NY-R-12A: 1
FH-NY-R-13: 14
FH-NY-R-14:
3
FH-NY-R-15:
4
*Note: Design FH-NY-R-13 was ultimately recommended by simple majority
vote of the Committee. See motion in paragraph 7 below.
Pentagon Obverse Designs:
FH-VA-O-01:
0
FH-VA-O-01A: 8
FH-VA-O-02:
5
FH-VA-O-03:
1
FH-VA-O-04:
0
FH-VA-O-05:
0
FH-VA-O-05A: 0
FH-VA-O-05B: 0
FH-VA-O-06:
0
FH-VA-O-07:
2
FH-VA-O-08: 17 (Recommended design)
FH-VA-O-09:
1
FH-VA-O-10:
0
FH-VA-O-10A: 0
Pentagon Reverse Designs:
FH-VA-R-01:
0
FH-VA-R-02:
6
FH-VA-R-03:
0
FH-VA-R-04:
3
FH-VA-R-05:
0
FH-VA-R-06:
6
FH-VA-R-07:
8
FH-VA-R-08: 21 (Recommended design)
FH-VA-R-09: 12
FH-VA-R-10:
0
FH-VA-R-10A: 0
Pennsylvania Obverse Designs:
FH-PA-O-01:
0
FH-PA-O-01A: 0
FH-PA-O-02:
0
FH-PA-O-03:
0
FH-PA-O-04:
0
FH-PA-O-05:
0
FH-PA-O-06:
5

FH-PA-O-07:
6
FH-PA-O-08:
0
FH-PA-O-10:
0
FH-PA-O-10A: 0
FH-PA-O-10B: 0
FH-PA-O-12:
0
Note: None of the candidate designs for the Pennsylvania obverse garnered the
required majority threshold vote total of 16 necessary to gain the Committee’s
recommendation. Design FH-PA-R-05B was ultimately recommended by simple
majority vote of the Committee to serve as the obverse design of this medal. See
motion in paragraph 7 below.
Pennsylvania Reverse Designs:
FH-PA-R-01:
0
FH-PA-R-02:
0
FH-PA-R-03:
0
FH-PA-R-04:
3
FH-PA-R-05: 13
FH-PA-R-05A: 14
FH-PA-R-05B: 16
FH-PA-R-06:
0
FH-PA-R-07:
4
FH-PA-R-07A: 0
FH-PA-R-08:
3
FH-PA-R-09:
3
FH-PA-R-10: 21 (Recommended design)
FH-PA-R-11:
0
FH-PA-R-12:
0
FH-PA-R-13:
0
7. The following motions were acted upon by the Committee:
• Motion by Mr. Moran, seconded by Mr. Bugeja, to recommend obverse
design FH-NY-O-01A instead of design FH-NY-O-01 which was
indicated per the Committee’s scoring process. The motion failed with two
(2) ayes and eight (8) nays.
• Motion by Mr. Scarinci, seconded by Mr. Uram, to recommend reverse
design FH-NY-R-13 instead of design FH-NY-R-01 which was indicated
per the Committee’s scoring process. The motion was approved with eight
(8) ayes and two (2) nays.
• Motion by Ms. Wastweet, seconded by Chair Marks, to recommend the
number of stars appearing on the perimeter of design FH-VA-R-08 be
modify to 59 to symbolize the number of those lost on Flight 77. The
motion was approved on a vote of nine (9) ayes and one (1) abstention.
• Motion by Mr. Hoge, seconded by Ms. Lannin, to recommend that, at the
artist’s discretion, the female Liberty figure appearing in design FH-VAO-08 be altered to convey a stronger iconological identification as

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“Liberty” as opposed to a figure in prayer. The motion failed on a vote
four (4) ayes, five (5) nays and one (1) abstention.
Motion by Mr. Moran, seconded by Ms. Stevens-Sollman, to recommend
reverse design FH-PA-R-5B to be selected as the obverse design for the
Pennsylvania medal. The motion was approved unanimously.
Motion by Ms. Lannin, seconded by Mr. Uram, to recommend that the
rose and associated line appearing at the top of design FH-NY-R-13 be
removed. The motion was passed with seven (7) ayes, two (2) nays and
one (1) abstention.
Motion by Chair Marks, seconded by Ms. Wastweet, to recommend the
removal of the words “Act of Congress 2011” appearing on design FHPA-R-05B. The motion was approved unanimously.

8. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Program.
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 ten (10) members voting, the
maximum possible point total was thirty (30). By Committee rule, a majority of
the maximum possible point total (i.e. 16) was required to garner the Committee’s
recommendation. The committee’s scores for the designs for the March of Dimes
Commemorative Coin Program were:
March of Dimes Obverse Designs:
MOD-O-01: 0
MOD-O-02: 0
MOD-O-03: 2
MOD-O-04: 0
MOD-O-05: 0
MOD-O-06: 2
MOD-O-07: 0
MOD-O-08: 0
MOD-O-09: 3
MOD-O-10: 0
MOD-O-11: 5
MOD-O-12: 7
MOD-O-13: 5
MOD-O-14: 19 (Highest score)*
MOD-O-15: 18
MOD-O-16: 0
MOD-O-17: 0
MOD-O-18: 0
MOD-O-19: 0
MOD-O-20: 0
MOD-O-21: 0

MOD-O-22: 0
*Note: Design MOD-R-15 was ultimately recommended by simple majority vote
of the Committee. See motion in paragraph 11 below.
March of Dimes Reverse Designs:
MOD-R-01: 14
MOD-R-02: 1
MOD-R-03: 0
MOD-R-04: 5
MOD-R-05: 0
MOD-R-06: 0
MOD-R-07: 16 (Recommended design)
MOD-R-08: 0
MOD-R-09: 0
MOD-R-10: 0
MOD-R-11: 0
MOD-R-12: 0
MOD-R-13: 0
MOD-R-14: 0
MOD-R-15: 0
MOD-R-16: 4
MOD-R-17: 0
MOD-R-18: 0
10. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medal honoring the code talkers of the
Crow Tribe.
11. The following motions were acted upon by the Committee:
• Motion by Chair Marks, seconded by Mr. Scarinci, to recommend designs
CROW-O-01 and CROW-R-01 for the obverse and reverse, respectively,
of the Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medal honoring the code
talkers of the Crow Tribe. The motion was approved unanimously.
• Motion by Mr. Uram, seconded by Mr. Scarinci, to recommend design
MOD-O-15 for the obverse of the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin.
The motion was approved on a vote of six (6) ayes and four (4) nays.
12. There being no further business, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting at
5:37 p.m.