WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., has appointed Arthur A. Houghton, III, to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).
Mr. Houghton, who was selected as the CCAC member appointed to serve by virtue of his qualifications as a numismatic curator, will serve a four–year term. His experience includes tenure as Associate Curator and acting Curator–in–Charge at the J. Paul Getty Museum from 1982 to 1986, where he gained national recognition for his role in building the museum’s extensive collection of antiquities, including its early collection of ancient coins. Mr. Houghton has authored or co–authored four books and more than 50 articles on ancient coins, history and economics.
Mr. Houghton served as president of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) from 1995 to 1999. He was also president of the consulting firm Arthur Houghton Associates, Inc., from 1995 to 2000. Currently, Mr. Houghton serves on the boards of the Corning Museum of Glass, American Near East Refugee Aid and the ANS.
Mr. Houghton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College. He also holds Master of Arts degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Harvard University.
Established by Public Law 108–15, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on proposed themes and designs relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also makes recommendations to the Secretary on the events, persons or places commemorated and the mintage levels for commemorative coins.