Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) today released the following statement applauding the appointment of Washington County resident Thomas J. Uram to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), a panel of experts established by Congress to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals.
"I'm proud to announce Tom Uram's appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee," said Congressman Murphy. "As a prolific collector with more than thirty years of experience, Tom will serve this committee with distinction and I trust he will make many positive contributions to the board for years to come as he has done in Washington County."
"This is a "once in a lifetime' opportunity for me, and it would not have been possible without the unwavering support of Congressman Murphy and Speaker Boehner," said Mr. Uram. "As a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association and President of my local coin club, it is truly an honor to serve the Treasury Secretary in this official capacity. I look forward to representing the general public on the CCAC, and am eager to bring my 38 years of numismatic experience to the table."
CCAC was established by Act of Congress in 2003 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made. The board also serves to make recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended.