Dear Mr. Jeppson:
In its meeting of 17 March, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed alternative designs for the three coins of the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program. The Commission members provided the following recommendations.
Five-dollar gold coin. The Commission members recommended the obverse and reverse pairing presented as alternative #1, with the suggestion to substitute the text “The Work Will Continue” for the proposed inscription “Saving Children – Healing Families.”
One-dollar silver coin. The Commission members recommended the obverse and reverse pairing that was presented as the half-dollar clad coin’s alternative #13, consistent with the recommendation of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC); they supported the modified locations of inscriptions as requested by the CCAC.
Half-dollar clad coin. The Commission members recommended the obverse and reverse pairing that was presented as the one-dollar silver coin’s alternative #16, acknowledging that some of the complex linework in the presented drawing of the reverse may need to be simplified as the design is sculpted for coinage.
As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Principal Deputy Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20220