Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

Bill Calls for Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative CoinsNew legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for 2018-dated gold, silver and clad commemorative coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.

Entitled the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, bill H.R. 2722 would have the Secretary of the Treasury, and by extension the United States Mint, produce up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 clad half-dollars […]

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins ProposedLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks coins in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

Proposed gold, silver and clad coins would be curved similar to the popular 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins, bear a common obverse design selected by competition, share a reverse depiction of the famed photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, and feature very unique edges […]

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Hero Street USA Commemorative Coins ProposedLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks coins in 2018 to commemorate Hero Street USA.

In 1968, Second Street of Silvis, Illinois, was renamed Hero Street in tribute to the sacrifice and patriotism of its residents. Just a block and a half long […]

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Call for US Coast Guard Commemorative CoinsAnother call has been placed to honor the Coast Guard with commemorative coins in clad, silver and gold.

On March 26, 2015, Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]┬áintroduced House bill H.R.1683, the United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act. Bills with the same intent failed in the prior session of Congress […]

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Senate Passes Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin ActOn Wednesday, March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.

Numbered S.301 and introduced by Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer on Jan. 29, 2015, the bill seeks $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins to celebrate the Boys Town’s 100th anniversary […]

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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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