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

CCAC

September 22, 2012
The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner
Secretary of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220
Dear Secretary Geithner:
A public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (Committee) was held on
Friday, September 21, 2012, at United States Mint Headquarters in Washington, DC. The
Committee reviewed proposed obverse and reverse designs for Code Talkers Congressional
Gold Medals for the Hunkpati Dakota Oyate Crow Creek Tribe and Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux
Tribe.
For the medal honoring the Hunkpati Dakota Oyate Crow Creek Tribe Code Talkers, the
Committee recommended Obverse-01 and Reverse 01 by a vote of 4 ayes and 3 nays. The
Committee subsequently voted unanimously to recommend that the inscription, “Act of
Congress 2008” appearing near the upper edge of Reverse 01 be moved to bottom edge of the
design while the inscriptions, “World War I” and “World War II” appearing near the bottom
edge be moved to the area near the upper edge. Committee members felt the moving the latter
inscriptions to the area near the upper edge gave appropriate emphasis to the wars wherein
tribal members served as code talkers.
For the medal honoring Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Code Talkers, the Committee
recommended Obverse-01. The design garnered 18 of the possible 21 scoring points. For the
reverse, the Committee collectively assigned 21 of the possible 21 scoring points to Reverse01, thereby recommending the design.
Sincerely,

Gary B. Marks
Chair

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

CCAC

September 21, 2012
The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner
Secretary of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220
Dear Secretary Geithner:
A public meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (Committee) was held on
Friday, September 21, 2012, at United States Mint Headquarters in Washington, DC. The
Committee reviewed proposed designs for the reverse of the 2013 Native American $1 Coin.
The 2013 design theme for the reverse of the Native American $1 Coin was “The Delaware
Treaty (1778)” commemorating the first formal treaty signed between the United States and a
Native American tribe.
After reviewing thirteen (13) candidate designs, the Committee recommended design 2013NA-R-10. The design, which garnered 11 of the 21 possible points through the Committee’s
scoring process, shows images of a wolf, turkey and turtle, emblematic of the clans of the
Delaware Tribe. Thirteen stars arranged in a semi-circular fashion around the images represent
the thirteen states of the Union in 1778. Members of the Committee commented that the
imagery of the three animals was an appropriate inclusionary portrayal of the three tribal clans
and that the animals and stars shown together provided an attractive symbolic representation of
the treaty between the two parties.
Sincerely,

Gary B. Marks
Chair