CFA 16/APR/09-4

Project name
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin Redesign Program for 2010

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
16 designs for reverse
Review Type
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 16 April, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the proposed reverse design for the Abraham Lincoln one-cent coin to commence in 2010. The Commission members recommended alternative #18 depicting the sheaf of wheat; they requested that the phrase "One Nation" be omitted for clarity and the one-cent denomination be spelled out, such as by using the text format of alternative #3. They also commented that the depiction of the eagle in alternative #17 is exceptionally well rendered and could serve as a model for a future coin submission, preferably for one with a larger scale.

As there was not a quorum present during the review of the submission, this recommendation will be placed on the agenda for confirmation at the Commission's meeting of 21 May. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Edmund C. Moy, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint