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21 November 2012

Dear Mr. Peterson:

In its meeting of 15 November, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative reverse designs for the American Eagle platinum coin to be issued in 2013, part of the ongoing series based on the themes of the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

The Commission members expressed appreciation for including images of the recent issues of platinum eagle coins in the presentation; they recommended alternative #2 as the most appropriate design when considered with the previous coins of the series. Consistent with their continuing preference for simplicity in the design of coins and medals, they recommended removal of the horizon line and the ring of stars from the right side of the composition.

As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Secretary

Richard A. Peterson, Acting Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20220

cc: Ron Harrigal, U.S. Mint

Last Modified: November 26, 2012