Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

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Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Dr. Lawrence Brown
Parent organization
United States Department of the Treasury

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (or CCAC) was established in 2003 to advise the United States Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals.[1] The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.


Public Law 108-15 authorizes the CCAC to:[2]

  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals.
  • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made.
  • Make recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.


The CCAC is composed of 11 members, each appointed by the Secretary to a term of four years.

Current Members[3]
Name Current Term Qualification
Dennis Tucker 2020–2024 Specially qualified in numismatics
Michael Moran 2020–2024 Recommended by Senate Majority Leader
Donald Scarinci 2020–2024 Recommended by the Senate Minority Leader
Dr. Peter Van Alfen 2020–2024 Specially qualified as a numismatic curator
Arthur Bernstein 2021–2025 Representative of the general public
Dr. Harcourt Fuller 2021–2025 Recommended by the Speaker of the House
John Saunders 2022–2026 Recommended by the House Minority Leader
Kellen Hoard 2023–2027 Representative of the general public
Dr. Christopher Capozzola 2023-2027 Specially qualified in American history
Annelisa Purdie 2024-2028 Representative of the general public

Past members include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,[4] Ute Wartenberg, Robert Remini, Bill Fivaz, Thomas Noe, and Susan Kare.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". CCAC. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  2. ^ "Public Law 108–15". CCAC. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  3. ^ "Members". CCAC. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  4. ^ "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Step Down from Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee". United States Mint. April 5, 2018. Archived from the original on February 7, 2023. Retrieved November 5, 2023.

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