The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will be holding a meeting with the public on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the second-floor conference room of the United States Mint in Washington, DC. Attendees will be meeting to discuss the candidate designs of the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program in addition to the design of the Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal. Members will also be reviewing and approving annual reports. If any member of the public is unable to attend the meeting in person, they may dial (866) 564–9287 and enter the access code 62956028 to listen in. To keep up with any meeting time changes or updates, interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354–7502.
For those who will be attending the meeting in person, Conference Room A&B can hold up to 50 members of the public at any one time and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who will be attending should plan ahead of time to go through standard security procedures for a United States Mint building. These procedures include consenting to a thorough search of one’s person and objects upon entering and leaving the building. In addition, weapons, illegal drugs, contraband, and paraphernalia are prohibited from being carried into the building. A United States Mint Police Officer will be performing the screening according to federal law and any items determined not to meet regulations will be confiscated and subsequently disposed of. Needless to say, it would probably be best to bring nothing but clothes and curiosity.
CCAC’s role includes three major functions. The first is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury about any design proposals regarding bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and circulating coinage. Next, CCAC is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury about what persons, places, or events are to be minted on commemorative coinage. Lastly, CCAC makes recommendations for the mintage level of any commemorative coins issued. Those who have any additional questions are advised to contact Betty Birdsong, Acting United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC, at (202) 354–7200.