After Reading the article published by Coin World, and knowing the work ethic of David, I am truly saddened by his departure…

Good Luck towards the future Dave…

As Mint Director, Dave Ryder ran an organization of almost 1,700 people who are employed with responsibilities ranging from securing the assets entrusted to the Mint, to the design, manufacturing, and distribution of circulating, precious metal and collectible coins, and national medals. The Mint operates six facilities across the United States: Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; production facilities in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, and West Point; and the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

During his tenure as Mint Director, Dave has challenged his staff to come up with new and creative products to energize, excite, and expand the collector community. His team has met this objective on many occasions, most recently with our products honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and our collaboration with the Royal Mint commemorating the 400th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic journey of the Mayflower.

David J. Ryder resigned his position as the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint, effective Oct. 1, and the U.S. Treasury has appointed the Mint’s chief administrative officer Alison Doone as acting director.

Ryder first served from September 1992 to November 1993 as the 34th Mint director under the administrations of President George H.W. Bush into that of President Bill Clinton. Ryder’s period of service was achieved through a recess appointment by President Bush.

When Ryder joined the Mint for the second time, he became the first appointed Mint director since Moy’s January 2011 resignation to return to the private sector.

Neither of President Barack Obama’s nominees for Mint director — Bibiana Boerio or Matthew Rhett Jeppson — ever received a vote by the full Senate on their nominations.

Ryder’s nomination as the 39th Mint director was among the 75 nominations returned to President Trump on Jan. 3, 2018, after not coming up for a full Senate vote in 2017.

On Jan. 8, 2018, Ryder’s renomination was announced and referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. The renomination was reported favorably out of the committee on Jan. 17.

The interceding 25 years between Ryder’s stints as the Mint’s 34th director and as its 39th director were spent in the private sector, in global anti-counterfeiting research and solutions for coins and paper money.

Ryder’s nomination to become the 39th director of the United States Mint received final approval by unanimous consent from the full Senate March 21, 2018. His appointment was slated to run through March 2023.

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