Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

American Innovation $1 Coin Act Passes HouseThe United States Mint is closer to striking a new series of dollar coins. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Innovation $1 Coin Act (H.R. 770).

As CoinNews wrote about nearly a year ago, H.R. 770 calls for a 56-coin program with dollar reverses celebrating a significant innovation, an innovator, or a group of innovators within each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories […]

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National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coins ProposedLegislation introduced in the House calls for 2021-dated coins to celebrate the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia.

Honoring the extraordinary service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers, the museum will formally open in September this year […]

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End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedHouse legislation introduced Oct. 12 calls for 2020-dated commemorative coins to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

The United States entered the war after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It ended Sept. 2, 1945, after the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan […]

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2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins for 100th AnniversaryIn 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

The Legion (www.legion.org) was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organization in the United States […]

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President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedCompanion House and Senate bills are seeking silver dollars to commemorate John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy served from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

Named the "President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act," the House (H.R.3274) and Senate (S.1568) bills call for up to 500,000 silver dollars with designs […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Act Introduced in SenateLegislation authorizing a 56-coin series of numismatic $1 coins for American innovation was introduced June 8 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).

The bill, named the American Innovation $1 Coin Act, S. 1326, marks a first for the Senate but sister bills have been presented more than once in the House […]

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American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedU.S. Senate and House bills introduced in mid-May are calling for commemorative coins in clad, silver and gold to recognize the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.

The Legion (www.legion.org) was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organization in the United States […]

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Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act of 2017 IntroducedCompanion Senate and House bills were reintroduced last week to seek gold, silver and clad coins to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard (www.uscg.mil) is one of five military branches in the United States. Founded on Aug. 4, 1790, it has […]

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COINS Act Seeks 1c Coin and $1 Note Elimination; 5c Composition ChangeLegislation reintroduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to save taxpayers money by suspending production of the 1-cent coin, changing the 5-cent coin’s composition, and replacing $1 notes with $1 coins.

Numbered S.759, the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act of 2017 was introduced by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Enzi on March 29, 2017 […]

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American Innovation $1 Coin Act ReintroducedOn Jan. 31, legislation calling for another series of $1 coins was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Himes, D-CT.

Carrying the same name as the first bill, which died from inaction in the last session of Congress, the American Innovation $1 Coin Act seeks a 56-coin program for collectors that runs 14 years […]

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