WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced the reappointment of Jeanne Stevens-Sollman to a new four-year term on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as a member representing the interests of the general public.
Ms. Stevens-Sollman previously served in the position since 2012. She is a leader in the field of medallic sculpture whose work is exhibited in museums throughout the United States and Europe, as well as numerous private collections. Ms. Stevens-Sollman served as the past president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association and is the U.S. delegate to the Federation Internationale de la Medaille. In August 2007, she received the American Numismatic Association’s Award of Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. Ms. Stevens-Sollman holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pennsylvania State 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.
Ms. Stevens-Sollman is one of three CCAC members appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to represent the interests of the general public. The Congressional leadership recommends candidates for four of the CCAC member positions to the Secretary from among citizens who are specially qualified to serve by virtue of their education, training or experience. The Secretary fills four additional positions from among citizens who are specially qualified – one in each of the following areas: numismatic curation, medallic arts or sculpture, American history, and numismatics. The Secretary exercises direction and authority over the CCAC. The Mint is responsible for providing the necessary administrative support, technical services, and advice to the CCAC. The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the Secretary of the Treasury, describing its activities and providing recommendations.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.