A recent email blast from the Mint reminded that October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM). While the celebratory occasion was initially established 30 years ago as National Arts Week, in 1993 it was reformed into National Arts and ...

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Revisiting the Mint’s American Arts gold bullion medals and more...

Revisiting the Mint’s American Arts gold bullion medals

A recent email blast from the Mint reminded that October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM). While the celebratory occasion was initially established 30 years ago as National Arts Week, in 1993 it was reformed into National Arts and Humanities month in order to “raise public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.” The month’s goals additionally include bringing attention to the arts at the local, state, and national levels and encouraging individuals, organizations, and businesses to participate in and appreciate the arts. In fact, each day of October honors a particular form of art, and today’s theme is literature.

In celebration of NAHM’s day of literature, we on Mint News Blog thought we’d go back into Whitman’s archives and share a section on American Arts medals from the 2017 Red Book—particularly the literary figures who were celebrated in that program. Here is an excerpt:

The early-1980s American Arts...

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2019 quarters and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary commemoratives subjects of the next public CCAC meeting

Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for October 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220.

The CCAC will review and discuss candidate designs for the obverse of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program, revised versions of the 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program candidate designs honoring American Memorial Park (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and concepts and themes for the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Interested members of the public may either attend the meeting in person or dial in to listen to the meeting at (866) 564-9287/Access Code: 62956028.

Interested persons should call the CCAC HOTLINE at (202) 354-7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location.

Any member of the...

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United States Mint announces designs for World War I Centennial Silver Medals

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today revealed the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I. Design descriptions and the respective minting facilities are below.

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World War I Centennial Army Medal – West Point Mint
The Army medal design depicts a soldier cutting through German barbed wire, while a second soldier aims a rifle amid a shattered landscape of broken trees and cratered earth. A shell explodes in the distance. The medal’s reverse design features the United States Army emblem in use during World War I, with the inscriptions OVER THERE!, CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I, 2018, and UNITED STATES ARMY.

The obverse was designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Emily Damstra and sculpted by...

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United States Mint unveils winning designs to be featured on World War I Centennial Silver Dollar

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint unveiled the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition today. The unveiling took place during the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The designs, by LeRoy Transfield of Orem, Utah, will be featured on the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar scheduled for release next year.

“Our team at the U.S. Mint is proud to have the honor of crafting the coin that will commemorate the contributions and the history made by American men and women of all walks of life who bravely stepped forward 100 years ago to defend the interests of the nation and that of her allies,” said Thomas Johnson, Chief of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications, who spoke at the ceremony.

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The obverse design, titled “Soldier’s Charge,” depicts...

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Former Mint Director David J. Ryder nominated to return to the post

The following is a repost from our sister site, Coin Update.


The White House announced nominations today to fill a number of vacant government positions, including that of director of the U.S. Mint. For that role, it has nominated David J. Ryder. The Mint, which has been without a formal director since the departure of Edmund Moy in 2011, is currently under the authority of Acting Principal Deputy Director David Motl.

The 38th Mint director served from 2006 until the start of 2011, during which time he saw the institution through the crisis of the collapse of the housing market and the worldwide Great Recession. A few days after his January 1 departure, the Mint’s deputy director, Andy Brunhart, left to join the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The Mint’s associate director for manufacturing, Richard Peterson, was hired as deputy director on January 25.

In 2012, President Barack Obama nominated former auto executive Bibiana Boerio for the position of director, but her...

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