Dear Ms. Gibson:
In its public meeting of 16 February conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed a second submission of alternative designs for the Missouri coin in the series of non-circulating one-dollar American Innovation coins, for issue in 2024. The Commission provided the following comments and recommendations.
The Commission members expressed appreciation for the opportunity to review a revised set of designs, as requested in their review of the initial submission for this coin to honor agricultural scientist George Washington Carver. Consistent with the new preference of the governor’s office, they recommended alternative MO-10 as a clear depiction of Dr. Carver’s scientific work, with the request to reduce the prominence of the text “Missouri”; they cited the circumferential placement of the state name in alternative MO-08 as a more successful treatment of this text.
As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Ventris C. Gibson, Director
United States Mint
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Washington, DC 20220