Mary Lannin Joins CCAC
Mary N. Lannin, the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), attended her first meeting in Philadelphia on May 19, 2014, where she reviewed designs for the 2015 March of Dime Commemorative, the 9-11 Congressional gold medals, and a Code Talker medal.
The CCAC advises the Secretary of the Treasury on theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The committee also makes commemorative coin recommendations to the Secretary and advises on the events, persons or places to be commemorated, as well as on the mintage levels and proposed designs.
The CCAC is made-up of 11 members and Ms. Lannin will serve the statutory term of four years. She fills the vacancy created this year by the expiration of the appointment of Michael Olson. Lannin was recommended for the appointment by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Ms. Lannin is a well-known freelance editor, having worked on various numismatic papers and publications. She is a Life Member of both the American Numismatic Society and American Numismatic Association, as well as a member of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Swiss Numismatic Society, the San Francisco Ancient Numismatic Society and the New York Numismatic Club.
Her die study of Alexander II Zabinas at Antioch, co-authored with Arthur Houghton, will be published by the American Numismatic Society in the upcoming Hellenistic Studies volume. She also researched and assisted other scholars who are contributing to the study.
Lannin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and attended Trinity College, Washington D.C. She is a member of the Ancient Arts Council of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco), Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and LACMA (Los Angeles). She is a volunteer staff member at the Legion of Honor, currently evaluating the 50 most valuable holdings for the museum and the City of San Francisco.