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01 Oct 2021


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SEP 30, 2021

Mint Director Ryder Resigns

Alison Doone to Serve as Acting Mint Director Beginning Oct. 1



· David J. Ryder

U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder will resign his position effective Oct. 1. Ryder is leaving his second term to "pursue new opportunities," according to a press release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Alison Doone will serve as acting director.

Following is the Treasury's full press release.

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Alison Doone as the new Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. Doone previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint. Doone’s first day as Acting Director will be on October 1 as Director David J. Ryder leaves the bureau to pursue new opportunities.

“I’m excited to serve the U.S. Mint as Acting Director to help it continue its important work,” said Alison Doone. “I look forward to working alongside the devoted Mint employees across the country and supporting our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are operating efficiently and producing quality products for the American people.”

“We thank Director Ryder for his dedicated service to the U.S. Mint and welcome Alison to serve in this role,” said Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo. “It is essential for the U.S. Mint to continue its critical operations to produce our coinage amid increased demand and safeguard American assets. I have confidence that Alison’s leadership will help us carry out this mission.”

“It was an honor to serve as the 34th and the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint,” said Director David J. Ryder. “During this global pandemic, the U.S. Mint has showcased American excellence. Not only did the Mint meet its primary mission of producing circulating coinage, but it generated near-record revenue by introducing wildly popular numismatic products at a time in which many of its peers around the world ceased operations. Thank you to all of the employees who work tirelessly and play a role in ensuring that the Mint can meet the demands of the public, deliver quality products, and operate effectively. I know that with Alison serving as Acting Director, the Mint will continue to do just that.”

Doone, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2004, has served as the Mint’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2021.

Before beginning her work with the Mint, Ms. Doone served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Education from August 2018 to March 2021; Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Energy from January 2013 to August 2018; Chief Financial Officer at the General Services Administration from September 2010 to January 2013; Chief and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Internal Revenue Service from August 2005 to September 2010; and, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration from June 2004 to August 2005. Prior to her appointments in the SES, Ms. Doone served as a Senior Level (SL), Deputy Staff Director for Management at the Federal Election Commission from November 1999 to June 2004.

Ms. Doone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in finance from the University of Michigan.

SOURCES: This is a direct Copy/Paste job from Numismatic News, 30 September 2021



Level 5

I'm with Mokie ! I'm NOT from Missouri, but in this case I'll have to see it to believe it ! I also hope things go well and improve, but as I said, the Mint will have to show me.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Remember, Ms Done has a degree in political science and finance as an advanced degree. She's going to be a bureaucrat. That says it all.

Long Beard

Level 5

Perhaps the many issues will be addressed unlike the predecessor who only pointed fingers. Hopefully a few more will follow him out the door.


Level 5

Thank goodness we have a change on authority. Only time will tell if it is an awesome one, but it can’t be worse that before… can it?

AC coin$

Level 6

As I sensed this should be another politics as usual type of move. However, the current administration seems to he facing the ordeals of the previous one.


Level 6

Hopefully the mint be more customer friendly.


Level 7

Look any one new is a good start. Ryder destroyed the mint. How many sets for kids were they. The letter saying above ground silver hard to get. Silver would of been 100 dollars an ounce.. Those who didn't order from the mint did not have to waite for there Coins to arrive. I have to say some of the gimmicks of the system going down and fifteen minutes sellouts were fixed. Some. Bulk sales. I'm not going to go on. I'm just going to enjoy this. And pray things will get better! They can't get worse! Or can they? And after all the emails I never did get arrested

It's Mokie

Level 6

Sounds like another politically motivated move, I am not particularly impressed one way or the other. Now if Ms. Doone can untangle the online ordering mess, well .........................................................

Long Beard

Level 5

One solution. They started a first ever pre-sale on Morgan and Peace commemoratives. Use that as a production guideline and produce accordingly after the initial sale date. In a sense this does away with mintage limits/maximums and everyone wins. In short, they sold out 175,000 strike 275,000.

I hope the prices on the U.S. Mint website will go down.


Level 6

This is great news for us numismatist! Hurray! Maybe our Mint will get a much needed make over! ; )

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