CFA 21/MAY/09-4

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

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description
17 designs for reverse
Review Type
Revised submission - Final
Previous Review

Letter

Dear Mr. Moy:

In its meeting of 21 May, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the resubmitted reverse design alternatives for the Abraham Lincoln One-Cent Coin for issue in 2010, following the Mint's withdrawal of the design that the Commission had recommended in the previous review. The Commission members recommended the flag motif of alternative LP-10 due to its strength and simplicity, commenting that the flag clearly conveys the American identity in accordance with the Mint's principles of artistic excellence. The Commission also considered the eagle image of alternative LP-17, which was noted as meritorious in the previous review, but concluded that it would not be successful at the small scale of this coin.

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

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA
Secretary

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

cc: Kaarina Budow, U.S. Mint