CFA 17/JUL/08-3

Project name
American Eagle Platinum Coin Program for 2009

United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Reverse design and privy mark
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 17 July, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the design alternatives for the American Eagle Platinum Coin Program. For the reverse of the 2009 coins, the Commission expressed general disappointment with the quality of the submitted alternatives but chose to support alternative #1, showing a small tree with thirteen leaves. To strengthen the graphic and symbolic clarity of the design, the Commission recommended that the hand be removed and further emphasis be given to the leaves. For the proposed privy mark, the Commission supported alternative #3 due to the legibility of the eagle and the better resolution of its neck in comparison to the other alternatives.

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