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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee 801 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20220 CCAC Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee Public Meeting Thursday, November 12, 2009, 2 PM United States Mint Headquarters 801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20001 In attendance: Michael Brown (via telephone) Roger Burdette Arthur Houghton Gary Marks Rick Meier Michael Olson Mitch Sanders (Member Liaison) Donald Scarinci Joe Winter (via telephone) 1. The member liaison called the meeting to order at 2:00. 2. The member liaison welcomed the CCAC’s newest member, Michael Olson, who was appointed after recommendation by House Minority Leader John Boehner. Mr. Olson is a career banker who has been active in promoting the circulation of the dollar coin. He is currently president of US Bank in Pella, Iowa. 3. Cynthia Meals of the United States Mint presented proposed designs for the 2011 issues of the Presidential Dollar coin program, honoring Presidents Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield. 4. For several of the designs presented, members expressed concern about the portrayal of the President’s hair, moustache, or beard. The CCAC therefore recommends that whichever designs are chosen, attention should be given to the accuracy and aesthetic quality of the tonsorial elements of Presidential images. 5. Results from the committee’s evaluation procedure were as follows: Johnson (maximum 27): Design 2, 25 points; Design 5, 4 points. Grant (maximum 27): Design 1, 26 points; Design 3, 3 points Hayes (maximum 27): Design 5, 20 points; Design 1, 19 points Garfield (maximum 27): Design 5, 18 points; Design 3, 7 points 6. As part of the discussion of Presidential dollar imagery, Mr. Burdette raised the point that forward-facing images may exhibit unappealing wear patterns after long periods in circulation. In the discussion that followed, several members encouraged the United States Mint to investigate this possibility by simulating wear either physically or with computer-aided tools. 7. Ms Meals then presented proposed theme for the 2011 issue of the Native American $1 coin program: “Ousamequin Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag Welcomes the settlers at Plymouth Bay (1621).” 8. The committee voted unanimously to endorse the proposed theme. 9. After some discussion about the CCAC’s upcoming Annual Report, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.