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Two members join coinage panel

Two vacancies on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee have been filled by the United States Mint.

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Samuel H. Gill will represent the interests of the general public. He takes the seat left by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Mint said Gill is a transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology expert who has run his own consulting business for more than 20 years. Gill is a former executive at the American Trucking Associations in Alexandria, Va., and started his career with Arthur Andersen and Company in Washington, D.C. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been an avid coin collector since childhood.

The second appointee is Robin Salmon, who is specially qualified in medallic art and sculpture. She replaces Heidi Wastweet.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Salmon has been on the staff of Brookgreen Gardens, a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina, since 1975.

She oversees the acquisition, exhibition, and conservation of Brookgreen’s art, history, library, and archives collections and directs the activities of the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture, bringing prominent sculptors to Brookgreen annually for residencies, lectures, and workshops.

Each of the 11 members of the CCAC represents a specific constituency.

There is one specially qualified in numismatic collection curation; one in the medallic arts or sculpture; one in American history; one in numismatics; three individuals represent the interests of the general public; and four individuals are recommended by the leadership of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

CCAC members serve terms of four years and are Special Government Employees who are subject to applicable conflict of interest laws and ethics regulations.

The CCAC was created to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the selection of themes and design proposals for circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also advises the Secretary with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins, as well as mintage levels and proposed designs of commemorative coins.

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