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The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee welcomes Dr. Harcourt Fuller

Dr. Fuller was recommended by the House Speaker to serve on the Advisory Committee on Citizen Coins. (Courtesy photo of Dr. Fuller).

Dr. Harcourt Fuller, history professor at Georgia State University, Atlanta, was sworn in as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

The CCAC is a body established by Congressional law to advise the Secretary of the US Treasury Department on matters relating to circulating coins, bullion coins, Congressional gold medals, and other coins and national medals.

Dr. A collector since childhood, Fuller is a member of the American Numismatic Association and the International Bank Note Society. He is a former research fellow in the coin and medals department of the British Museum, London, and creator of the traveling exhibition “Black Money Exhibit: World Currencies Featuring African and African Diasporic History and Cultures”.

Swearing in of Dr. Fuller as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee on October 19, 2021.

Acting Director of the United States Mint, Alison Doone, provided Dr. Fuller’s oath of office and then invited to his remarks. The newest CCAC member said:

As a numismatist who has been collecting coins and currencies since childhood, and a monetary scientist, I would like to thank Congressman Waters, Laura Vossler of the House Financial Services Committee, Speaker Pelosi, Secretary Yellen, as well as the leadership and staff of the United States Mint, including Jennifer Warren, Betty Birdsong, Acting Director Doone, and my fellow committee members for giving me this opportunity to serve the American public by becoming a CCAC member. I would also like to thank my mother Jennifer, my late father Ashley, my siblings, my wife Christina and my two daughters Kenya and Amina for their love and support that make up my work and this life. sensible. Thanks very much.

Dr. Harcourt Fuller is a historian and numismatist who has created exhibitions and documentary material on Africa and the African diaspora. (Courtesy photo of Dr. Fuller).

Dr. Fuller holds a PhD in International History and an MSc (Merit) in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, a Masters in History, and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the City College of New York (CCNY). His recognitions and fellowships include a Fulbright Global Scholar Award, a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, and an Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Grant.

He is an Associate Professor of African and Diaspora History at Georgia State University and has taught at Connecticut College, Florida International University, and Emmanuel College. He was a visiting researcher at the African Studies Center at Boston University and a fellow of the Boston African American Studies Program.

Asked for comment by Coin Update after the meeting, Dennis Tucker, the CCAC’s numismatics specialist, said:

The Treasury Department and the United States Mint are very fortunate to have Dr. Harcourt Fuller on board as a member of the CCAC. I can use the experience and knowledge that Dr. Fuller brings him to the committee, personally confirm. His Black Money Exhibit, a study of African representations on banknotes, was seen by thousands of visitors at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in 2018 and 2019, including a conference by the African Studies Association. I applaud his efforts to educate young, diverse audiences in particular about the historical and cultural significance of paper money and coins. I am very happy that he is now joining our ranks. I look forward to the insight and energy he will bring to the CCAC sessions.

The next public meeting of the CCAC will be convened in 2022 on a date to be determined.

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