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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
801 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20220

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:00 AM
United State Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C.
In attendance:
Michael Brown, via teleconference
Roger Burdette
Rick Meier
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Olson
Mike Ross
Donald Scarinci
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 8:00 A.M.
2. The minutes of the October 26, 2010 meeting were unanimously approved.
3. Kaarina Budow of the United States Mint presented the proposed reverse designs
for the 2011 American Eagle Platinum Coin Program.
4. After each member had commented on the candidate 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 members voting,
the maximum possible point total was 24. The committee’s scores for the reverse
of the 2011 American Eagle Platinum Coin Program were:
AEP-R-01: 19 (Recommended design)
AEP-R-02: 11
AEP-R-03: 0
AEP-R-04: 0
AEP-R-05: 1
AEP-R-06: 1
AEP-R-07: 6
AEP-R-08: 1
AEP-R-09: 0
5. Kaarina Budow of the United States Mint presented proposed designs for the
2011 First Spouse Gold Coins and Medals honoring Eliza Johnson and Lucy
Hayes.

6. After discussions concerning the 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 members present and voting, the
maximum possible point total was 24. (However, in the case of the Eliza Johnson
obverse designs, Ms. Wastweet abstained from voting causing the maximum
possible point total to be 21.) The Committee’s scores for the obverse designs of
the Eliza Johnson coin and medal were:
EJ-O-01: 14 (Recommended design)
EJ-O-02: 3
EJ-O-03: 2
EJ-O-04: 4
EJ-O-05: 2
The Committee’s scores for the reverse designs of the Eliza Johnson coin and
medal were:
EJ-R-01: 6
EJ-R-02: 0
EJ-R-03: 15 (Recommended design)
EJ-R-04: 5
EJ-R-05: 2
EJ-R-06: 0
EJ-R-07: 3
EJ-R-08: 1
The Committee’s ratings for the obverse designs of the Lucy Hayes coin and
medal were:
LH-O-01: 10
LH-O-02: 17 (Recommended design)
LH-O-03: 2
The Committee’s scores for the reverse designs of the Lucy Hayes coin and medal
were:
LH-R-01: 0
LH-R-02: 0
LH-R-03: 13 (Recommended design)
LH-R-04: 2
LH-R-05: 0
LH-R-06: 1
7. The Committee reviewed the narrative for the proposed theme of the 2012
American Native $1 Coin Reverse, which is “Trade routes in the 17th century”.
The Committee discussed the appropriateness of including a paragraph appearing
in the “design theme” portion of the narrative that discusses the role that trade
routes and the horse culture played toward the end of the 19th century in providing
the means to the U.S. Army to overpower Indian nations. Some members
questioned the appropriateness of such a theme for a United States coin and the
inclusion of a 19th century element in a 17th century theme. One member
commented that the paragraph only provided background information and was not
intended to be the theme used on a coin. Another member noted that the
paragraph provided the truth about the U.S. government’s actions against native

Americans toward the end of the 19th century and was appropriate for inclusion in
the narrative.
8. In the case of the Committee’s recommended reverse design, EJ-R-03, for the
coin and medal honoring Eliza Johnson, the Committee approved, on a 7-1 vote, a
motion made by Mr. Olson, and seconded by Mr. Marks, to request that the image
of the back of the head of the child appearing in the foreground of the design be
modified to reveal at least a portion of the child’s face.
9. There being no further business, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting at
9:23 P.M.