I couldn't attend the public portion of this week's CCAC meeting, but here's some news published elsewhere. An article by Mike Unser on
CoinNews.Net discusses the U.S. Mint's plans to add color to coins. -Editor
Adding some color to U.S. commemoratives is under consideration, the United States Mint revealed during a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting
Wednesday to review candidate designs for the 2020 Basketball HOF Coins.
The U.S. Mint has never added color to coins.
"The United States Mint is considering the use of colorization on this commemorative coin program," commented April Stafford, Director of the U.S.
Mint’s Office of Design Management. "I stress the word ‘considering’."
The final Basketball coin designs would play a large part in driving an eventual decision, the use of color would be subtle and limited to silver and clad
coins, and any colorization would happen only after intense research and development to ensure the quality of the coins would be of the highest regard.
To read the complete article, see:
U.S. Mint Considering Colorized Coins
A few weeks back we discussed the Royal Canadian Mint's experiments with laser color technology. There are multiple methods for colorizing coins and the
announcement gave no hint as to what method might be used. But it's an interesting development and kudos to Director Ryder and the Mint staff for
considering something new. What should other world mints have all the fun? -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
CANADIAN MINT'S LASER COLORING TECHNOLOGY
Wayne Homren, Editor
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