New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee As Member Specially Qualified In Numismatics

Collector Sam Gelberd will serve as the CCAC member specially qualified by numismatic experience.

by CDN Publishing | Published on June 13, 2024

The United States Mint announced today that the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Sam Gelberd to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) as the member specially qualified by virtue of their experience in numismatics, effective April 23, 2024. He replaces Dennis Tucker, who served on the CCAC from 2016 to 2024. Sam will serve a statutory four-year term.

Sam Gelberd is an independent numismatist and former middle school teacher, holding a B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University. A collector since age 9, he has delivered presentations and instructed classes on various numismatic topics to people of all ages.

Since 2007, he’s been a Florida United Numismatists (FUN) member and volunteers at its conventions. He won FUN’s Best of Show exhibit award (2017), earned its Polly Abbott Service Award (2021), and was honored as a Numismatic Ambassador (2023).

Sam is a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and worked in the ANA’s Education Department for over 10 years. He primarily managed several programs for younger collectors and wrote Treasures in Your Pocket articles in “The Numismatist.” He is a member of the Combined Organization of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA) and two other collector organizations in Colorado Springs, CO, where he currently resides.

About the CCAC

The CCAC was established by an Act of Congress in 2003. It 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.

The CCAC is subject to the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury. The United States Mint is responsible for providing necessary and appropriate administrative support, technical services, and advice. The CCAC submits an annual report to Congress and the Secretary of the Treasury, describing its activities and providing recommendations.

About the United States Mint

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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