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United States Mint 801 9th Street NW Washington DC 20220 CCAC Public Meeting Thursday, September 27, 2018 CCAC Members: US Mint Personnel: Robert Hoge (via telephone) Erik Jansen Mary Lannin Michael Moran Donald Scarinci Jeanne Stevens-Sollman Dennis Tucker Thomas Uram Herman Viola Heidi Wastweet (via telephone) Betty Birdsong Pam Borer Vanessa Franck Ron Harrigal April Stafford Megan Sullivan Roger Vasquez Greg Weinman Liaison Linda Cook, Superintendent Weir Farm National Historic Site 1. Chairperson Lannin opened the meeting at 10:03 am. 2. A motion to approve the minutes from the meetings of June 12, 2018 and July 31, 2018 were made by Erik Jansen and seconded by Thomas Uram. 3. April Stafford of the United States Mint’s Office of Design Management reviewed the candidate designs for the one of the 2020 America the Beautiful quarters, Weir Farm National Historic Site, located in Connecticut. This site is the finest remaining landscape of American Impressionism and provides a pristine setting where contemporary artists can connect to and paint in the same place that American masters painted at the turn of the 19th century. The Committee had requested revised designs based on those seen at the June 12, 2018, meeting. The liaison had requested that the inscription “National Park for the Arts” be included in all the designs. Linda Cook, Superintendent of the Weir Farm National Historic Site, joined the discussion by telephone. After discussion of the revised designs, the Committee votes were: CT-1 CT-4 CT-6 CT-6A CT-13 CT-14 CT-14A 3 1 4 5 16 29 28 Liaison’s second preference and Committee selection Erik Jansen made a motion, seconded by Michael Moran, to recommend the liaison’s second preference of CT-14A. The motion passed 8-2. 4. April Stafford informed the Committee of the plans to produce a high relief 24k gold coin and the accompanying silver medal featuring a modern interpretation of Liberty paired with a modern depiction of an American bald eagle on the reverse for the 2019 American Liberty High Relief 24K Gold Coin and Silver Medal program, building on the success of the 2015 and 2017 coins and medals. The diameter of the one-ounce gold coin will be 1.2 inches and the diameter of the now 2.5-ounce silver medal will be approximately two inches. This will be the first time in modern history that the U.S. Mint has produced a silver medal in this size. The Committee reviewed designs offered for 2015 and 2017 as an acknowledgment of the time constraints imposed by the production schedule for the 2019 Gold Coin and Silver Medal. The Committee votes were as follows: HR-O-01 1 HR-O-02 2 HR-O-03 3 HR-O-04 1 HR-O-05 3 HR-O-06 12 HR-O-07 1 HR-O-08 10 HR-O-09 8 HR-O-10 19 Committee recommendation of a left-facing Liberty, with thirteen rays of light symbolizing the free and creative spirit of America’s people, emanating along a headdress. HR-R-01 HR-R-02 HR-R-03 HR-R-04 HR-R-05 HR-R-06 HR-R-07 HR-R-08 HR-R-09 HR-R-10 2 5 0 1 5 13 9 6 7 15 Committee recommendation of a close-up view of an eagle’s head. A discussion by the Committee members followed with a suggestion that each of the selected designs be modified as to design and coinability. Most notably this would involve an adjustment of hair on the obverse to show only the earlobe, and to make the feathers of the eagle on the reverse anatomically correct. 5. April Stafford reviewed the designs for the 2018 American Innovation $1 Coin Program for the Committee. On July 20, 2018, the president signed a bill authorizing a new numismatic $1 coin program honoring innovation in the United States. The common obverse design for this program must feature a likeness of the Statue of Liberty extending to the rim of the coin and large enough to provide a dramatic representation of Liberty, as well as the inscriptions "$1" and "In God We Trust". Beginning in 2019, four coins will be released every year, one for each state, territory and the District of Columbia. To introduce the program, the legislation allows for an introductory coin to be released in 2018 with a reverse featuring George Washington's signature on the first United States patent as well as the inscriptions "American Innovators" and "United States of America". After the feedback from the CCAC meeting of July 31, 2018, the Mint created a new portfolio with multiple designs for the obverse and a new set of designs for the reverse. A robust discussion followed, including using the shield of the Patent Office or a gear as a common privy mark to unite the series. The votes were cast for the following designs: AI-O-01 AI-O-02 AI-O-03 AI-O-04 AI-O-05 AI-O-06 AI-O-07 AI-O-08 AI-O-09 AI-O-10 AI-O-11 AI-O-12 15 2 0 0 1 2 2 18 Committee recommendation 1 1 1 14 Donald Scarinci made a motion, seconded by Michael Moran, to reposition the $1” and “In God We Trust” on AI-O-18, a bold design of the Statue of Liberty facing left and holding high her torch. The motion passed unanimously. AI-R-01 AI-R-02 AI-R-03 AI-R-04 AI-R-05 AI-R-06 AI-R-07 AI-R-08 AI-R-09 AI-R-10 AI-R-11 AI-R-12 AI-R-13 AI-R-14 3 6 7 14 4 4 7 29 Committee recommendation 0 0 0 0 1 0 Reverse AI-R-08, bearing George Washington’s signature above “Signed First Patent”, and with the United States of America on a diagonal strip separating a series of gears from the words “American Innovators” and the US Patent Office relief on the Hoover Building, is a testimony to American industry and innovation. 6. A motion was made by Herman Viola, seconded by Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, to adjourn. The vote was unanimous. 7. Chairperson Lannin adjourned the meeting at 2:38 pm.