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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
Public Meeting
Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:30 PM
Via teleconference
In attendance:
Michael Bugeja
Robert Hoge
Erik Jansen
Gary Marks (Chair)
Michael Moran
Michael Olson
Michael Ross
Jeanne Stevens-Sollman
Thomas Uram
Heidi Wastweet
1. Chairperson Marks called the meeting to order at 1:32 P.M.
2. The letters and minutes of the July 23, 2013, July 24, 2013 and September 18,
2013 meeting were unanimously approved.
3. April Stafford of the United States Mint presented the candidate designs for the
Code Talker Recognition Congressional Medal Program honoring code talkers
from the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin.
4. After each member had commented on the candidate designs, a motion was made
by Mr. Jensen, and seconded by Mr. Bugeja, to recommend Obverse -04 and
Reverse-04 for the Menominee medal. The motion was unanimously approved.
Subsequently, Mr. Moran made a motion that was seconded by Mr. Jensen, to
recommend that the soldier’s hand appearing on Obverse-04 be adjusted to assure
its size is anatomically correct and to further recommend that the wolf appearing
on Reverse-04 be adjusted to show a closed mouth. The motion was unanimously
approved. Finally, Mr. Moran made a motion that was seconded by Chairperson
Marks, that the Committee formally recognize Reverse-05 for artistic merit. The
motion was unanimously approved.
5. April Stafford and Greg Hafner of the United States Mint presented information
regarding potential design themes for the American Eagle Platinum Program for
the years 2015 and beyond. The information included a recommendation to
continue use of the image of “Lady Liberty” from the Statue of Liberty for the
obverse of the coin with the exception of 2017 (the 20th anniversary of the
American Eagle Platinum Program) which would feature the classic Augustus St.
Gaudens $20 Double Eagle obverse and reverse designs. Further
recommendations were made that a multi-year series featuring classic Eagle

designs on the reverse be launched. Chairperson Marks commented that rather
than reusing classic designs that Mint engravers and A.I.P. artists be tasked with
creating new and modern designs featuring American themes. Other members
made comments that modern designs were preferable and in line with the
Committee’s previous calls for design excellence and that classic designs not be
resurrected. Ms. Wastweet commented that if the Mint felt it was important to
use classic designs that it seek out such designs that were created but never used
on classic coins. Mint staff indicated that they would take the Committee’s
comments under advisement. Chairperson Marks asked that Mint staff update the
Committee further concerning American Eagle Platinum Program design themes
at a future meeting.
6. There being no further business, Chairperson Marks adjourned the meeting at
3:28 p.m.