Today, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held the first of two meetings (the second being held tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.) to review and discuss designs for upcoming issues by the Mint. Among the coins and medals that will be reviewed during this two-day meeting period are the Mayflower 400th Anniversary 24-karat gold coins and silver medals, the 2019 American Innovation $1 coins, and the 2021-2025 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin Series. Today’s meeting focused primarily on the proposed designs for the 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary 24K Gold Coin and Silver Medal Program. Below are the various proposed designs and their accompanying descriptions. Let us know in the comments which designs you would choose!
Gold Coin (GC) and Silver Medal (SM) Obverse (O) Designs
2020 will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. Carrying a group of people seeking a new way of life and religious freedom, the Mayflower set sail from England to arrive in a new world in late 1620, landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts — or “Patuxet” — as the Wampanoag people called the area. These two distinct cultures intersected as the Pilgrims endeavored to realize the lives they have envisioned. It is a complex history with multiple stories to be told.
Gold Coin (GC) and Silver Medal (SM) Reverse (R) Designs