Numismatic researcher and E-Sylum subscriber Roger Burdette has won an appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. Congratulations! Roger, author of the Renaissance of American Coinage series, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the committee about U.S. coin design history. His books have become must-reading at the U.S. Mint for their detailed history of U.S. coin design competitions and decisions, information long lost until Roger rooted it out in the National Archives and elsewhere, compiling it into an indispensible three-volume reference. Below is the text of Tuesday's press release announcing the appointment.The United States Mint announced today that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., has appointed Roger W. Burdette to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Mr. Burdette, who will serve a four-year term, was chosen as the CCAC member with special qualifications in numismatics. Mr. Burdette is a life-long numismatist who has written numerous articles and a series of three critically acclaimed books titled Renaissance of American Coinage. Mr. Burdette holds a Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Science degree, both in Education, from the University of Maryland. He is a Principle Information Systems Engineer with Mitre Corporation in McLean, Virginia.
The United States Mint also announced today that the application process for appointment to an open position on the CCAC for a member representing the interests of the public has been extended to August 22, 2008. The United States Mint will review all applications and will forward recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration.
The CCAC, established in 2003 by Public Law 108-15, advises the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, commemorative coins, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also makes recommendations to the Secretary on the events, persons, or places commemorated on, as well as the mintage levels for, commemorative coins.
The 11-member committee includes: one specially qualified in numismatic collection curation; one specially qualified in the medallic arts or sculpture; one specially qualified in American history; one specially qualified in numismatics; three individuals representing the interests of the general public; and four individuals recommended by the Leadership of both the House of Representatives and Senate. CCAC members serve terms of four years and are Special Government Employees; therefore, they are subject to various applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.
Individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a CCAC member representing the interests of the public should submit a letter, along with a rsum or curriculum vitae, detailing specific educational credentials, skills, talents and experience. Applications should be faxed to 202-756-6525, or mailed to the United States Mint, 801 9th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Greg Weinman. Submissions must be postmarked no later than August 22, 2008.
For further information, please contact Clifford R. Northup, the United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC, at (202) 354-7463.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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