Washington — Donald Scarinci of Union City, New Jersey has been appointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Scarinci, a collector of coins and medals for nearly 20 years, is a frequent author and speaker on the topic. He was recommended to the CCAC by U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and appointed by Treasury Secretary John Snow.
Mr. Scarinci is the Founding Partner of Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC, a law firm with offices in Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City. He currently serves as Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City and the City of Passaic.
Established by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to an Act of Congress in 2003, the CCAC advises the Secretary on theme and design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also makes commemorative coin recommendations to the Secretary and advises on the events, persons, or places to be commemorated, as well as on the mintage levels and proposed designs. The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the Secretary describing its activities and providing recommendations.
The Congressional leadership recommends candidates for four of the CCAC member positions to the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary fills seven additional positions through an open application process. The Secretary exercises direction and authority over the CCAC. The United States Mint is responsible for providing the necessary administrative support, technical services, and advice to the CCAC.
CCAC Member Tom Noe submitted his resignation, effective May 26, 2005. Mr. Noe served as Chairperson since October 1, 2004.