New Member Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. Moran to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) based on Congressional recommendation. He will serve a four–year term that extends to August 2015.

Mr. Moran is an award winning numismatic author, lecturer and researcher. His works include an article about the United States Mint at San Francisco during the great earthquake of 1906, which won the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2006 Heath Literary Award, and the masterwork Striking Change – The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint–Gaudens. Mr. Moran is an active member of the American Numismatic Society. He is also a managing partner of a major building products supply company in Western Colorado. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University.

The CCAC, established by an Act of Congress in 2003, advises the Secretary of the Treasury on theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals 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 is subject to the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury. The United States Mint is responsible for providing necessary and appropriate administrative support, technical services and advice.

The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the Secretary of the Treasury, describing its activities and providing recommendations.

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