Congressional Update on Coin Legislation

by CoinNews.net on October 1, 2008 · 0 comments

Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingIt’s been a brisk couple of weeks for newly introduced or passed coin legislation.

Five US coin bills have seen recent movement, and two have actually been presented to President Bush for his signature.

For a quick summation, here are the legislative measures that have moved in congress between September 9 and October 1:


Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollar Coin, H.R. 5872

Bill Name: Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
Bill #: H.R. 5872
Introduced: 4/22/2008
Last Action:

9/30/2008: Presented to President

Most Recent CoinNews article: Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Coin Legislation Passes in House and Senate
Summary of Bill: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint silver coins in 2010 to commemorate the centennial of the Boy Scouts of America.

United States Army Infantry Silver Dollar Coin, H.R. 3229

Bill Name: National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act
Bill #: H.R. 3229
Introduced: 7/30/2007
Last Action:

9/30/2008: Presented to President

Most Recent CoinNews article: Army Infantry Silver Dollar Commemorative Passed in Congress
Summary of Bill: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint silver coins in 2012 to commemorate the legacy of the United States Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.


Mark Twain Silver and Gold Coins, H.R. 7152

Bill Name: Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act
Bill #: H.R. 7152
Introduced: 9/26/2008
Last Action:

9/26/2008: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Most Recent CoinNews article: Mark Twain Gold and Silver Coins Proposed in U.S. House
Summary of Bill: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint $5 gold and $1 silver coins in 2010 to commemorate Mark Twain

New 5-Cent Circulating Coins, H.R. 6942

Bill Name: 5-Cent Restoration Act of 2008
Bill #: H.R. 6942
Introduced: 9/18/2008
Last Action:

9/18/2008: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Most Recent CoinNews article: Nickel Swap for Half-Dime Clarified in Legislation
Summary of Bill: Return of the half-dime as the new 5-cent circulating coin in 2010

Five-Star General Coins, S. 3456

Bill Name: Five-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act
Bill #: S. 3456
Introduced: 9/9/2008
Last Action:

9/9/2008: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Most Recent CoinNews article: Five-Star General Coins in Clad, Silver and Gold Proposed
Summary of Bill: A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of 5 United States Army Five-Star Generals with commemorative 50 cent clad, $1 silver, and $5 coins in proof and uncirculated for 2013

For any legislation to become law, it must pass both the House and the Senate, and get signed by the President.

A detailed listing of coin bills that includes full legislative text and current status may be read on the CoinNews page, Coin Legislation, Acts and Laws.

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