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Notable News (June 11-18, 2024)

Published June 18, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include a U.S. Mint release at a fall coin show, a new CCAC member, and a special honor for the nation’s third chief engraver.

The U.S. Mint will offer the first publicly available Proof 2024 Morgan and Peace silver dollars at the inaugural Great American Coin & Collectibles show to be held September 11-14 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Photo: U.S. Mint

The latest release in the Royal Mint’s Great Engravers Collection will honor Benedetto Pistrucci’s Waterloo Medal. The first piece in the two-coin set will be released later this year and will commemorate the obverse of Pistrucci’s design. A second coin featuring the reverse will follow in 2025.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Jeanne Stevens-Sollman to the U.S. Mint’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as the member specially qualified in the medallic arts and sculpture. She replaces Darla Jackson and will serve a four-year term.

“In the Dog House” by Stevens-Sollman. Photo: ANA Archives

The Liberty Seated Collectors Club will honor Christian Gobrecht, the third chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, with a specially made black granite grave marker. The unveiling and dedication ceremony will take place November 13 at Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.