Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

Football, Boys Town, and Steel Composition Coinage Bills ReturnToday we bring you several newly introduced bills on coins that need little description, with previous versions talked about aplenty in having made unsuccessful rounds in prior sessions of Congress.

One of them seems poised for passage while the others have longer roads to travel and could again turn into dead ends […]

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National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act ReintroducedCommemorative coin legislation was reintroduced in the US House of Representatives to help in honoring the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat.

Entitled the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R.358, the bill was presented by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) on Jan. 14, 2015 […]

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Presidential $1 Coin Termination Sought in Senate BillA bill to terminate the U.S. Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program was introduced in the Senate for a third time on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The last two versions, brought forward in the prior 112th and 113th sessions of Congress, died from inaction.

Like them, this latest piece of legislation (S.95) was introduced by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana […]

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National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins for 2016Commemorative coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) will be struck and issued by the United States Mint in 2016. There will be three denominations produced, $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars, with each bearing designs emblematic of the centennial of the NPS […]

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Collectible Coin Protection Act Law Becomes LawA new strengthens the fight against counterfeit coins. Entitled the Collectible Coin Protection Act and numbered H.R.2754, the legislation was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, Dec. 19.

This law tightens provisions established by the Hobby Protection Act, which was enacted in 1973 and made it illegal to […]

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World War I Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coins for 2018Coins struck in commemoration of the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I will be issued in 2018.

President Obama penned his name to the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, making it law and filling a void in commemorative coins […]

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Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes SenateThe Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act is positioned to become law since the U.S. House of Representatives passed it on Sept. 15 and the U.S. Senate approved it on Monday, Dec. 15.

The bill, numbered H.R.2866, is headed to the President’s desk next, and it is expected to be signed into law within days […]

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WWI Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes SenateTwo days after the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate also gave it a thumbs up.

The bill, H.R.2366, heads to the President’s desk next and is expected to be signed into law within days. When that happens, the United States Mint will be directed to strike […]

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WWI Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes HouseOn Tuesday, Dec. 2, the United States House of Representatives passed the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.

The bill, numbered H.R.2366, calls for up to 350,000 silver dollars in year 2018 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice with Germany ending World War I battlefield hostilities […]

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Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passed in HouseCommemorative coins celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boys Town are a step closer to reality with the House’s passage on Monday, Sept. 15, of the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, H.R. 2866.

If the legislation is approved in the Senate and signed by the President, the United States Mint will produce and sell up to […]

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