Design possibilities for two 2011 commemorative coin programs will be reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee at its next meeting at 9 a.m. May 25 at U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Members will make recommendations to the Treasury secretary for gold $5 coins and silver dollars marking the 150th anniversary of the 1861 founding of the Medal of Honor.
Also to be considered will be possible designs for gold $5 coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars that will be struck to recognize the establishment of the U.S. Army in 1775.
Both programs each will strike up to a maximum of 100,000 gold coins and 500,000 silver dollars in both proof and uncirculated qualities. The ceiling for clad halves for the Army commemorative is 750,000 coins.
Coin design recommendations made by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts are advisory in nature. The U.S. Treasury secretary makes the final decision.
U.S. Coin Digest: Commemoratives
Whether you're monitoring online auctions, researching commemoratives, or increasing your knowledge of these legendary coins, this Commemoratives section of the U.S. Coin Digest is a handy and helpful resource.