Dear Mr. Lebryk:
At its meeting of 16 February the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed obverse and reverse designs for the $5 gold coin and $1 silver coin of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program of 2007. The Commission's preferences were as follows:
Gold Coin Obverse: #GO-3, a portrait of Captain John Smith
Gold Coin Reverse: #GR-16, an American Indian figure in a canoe transporting a basket of corn. The Commission requested that the "$5" be written out as "Five Dollars" instead of using a dollar sign and a numeral.
Silver Coin Obverse: #SO-03, three profile portraits representing the racial groups involved with the Jamestown settlement.
Silver Coin Reverse: #SR-10, three ships in the water. They strongly recommended revision of the treatment of the water to be less intensely rendered.
The Honorable David A. Lebryk, Acting Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220
cc: Barbara Bradford, United States Mint