Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingLegislation introduced Tuesday, September 20, calls for $50 gold, silver dollar and 50-cent clad commemorative coins to honor James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

Presented by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-VA, as the James Monroe Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R. 2968, the bill would authorize the United States Mint to offer each commemorative coin in calendar year 2016 — the bicentennial of Monroe’s election. The legislation marks a second attempt at passage. Wittman introduced a nearly identical bill in December 2009, numbered H.R. 4329. That bill died due to inaction. […]

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2009 International Year of Astronomy gold coin

Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for uniquely designed commemorative coins to recognize and celebrate the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Named the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R. 2527, the legislation would authorize the United States Mint in calendar year 2015 to produce $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars in collector proof and uncirculated qualities.

H.R. 2527 was introduced by Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-N.Y., on July 14. It already has 296 cosponsors, suggesting an improved likelihood that it will eventually make its way through the House of Representatives and move to the Senate […]

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Ulysses S. Grant Presidential DollarThe Presidential $1 Coin Program would not run its full course if several members of the Senate and House get their way. Two separate pieces of legislation have been introduced in the U.S. Congress which would ultimately end the dollar coins series dedicated to the former Presidents of the United States.

This new legislation comes in response to recent media attention to a reported $1 billion plus worth of dollar coins held in storage by Federal Reserve Banks. The massive stash of coins has been building up over the years with a marked increase occurring since the introduction of Presidential dollars four years ago.

Most attribute the inventory of dollar coins to two major factors. First, the public’s resistance to the use of dollar coins for everyday circulation. Second, requirements pertaining to […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingNew legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for commemorative 2017 silver dollars in honor of the centennial founding of Lions Clubs International.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization and was founded in 1917 by Chicago business leader Melvin Jones. It includes 1.35 million members who volunteer their services in 206 countries. The organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary on June 7, 2017 […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingThe Future Farmers of America (FFA) will celebrate its 85th anniversary in late 2013 through to 2014. To help celebrate the organization and occasion, a dozen U.S. Senators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa have introduced new legislation seeking FFA commemorative coins.

Known as the National Future Farmers of America Commemorative Coin Act of 2011 and numbered S. 1181, the bill would authorize the United States Mint to produce up to 100,000 gold commemorative coins and as many as 500,000 silver commemorative coins that are "emblematic of the 85-year history of the National Future Farmers of America Organization." […]

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2005 Marine Corps Commemorative CoinsLegislation has been proposed in the United States House of Representatives that would authorize the United States Mint to strike up to 100,000 $10 gold coins in 2015 honoring the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Marine Corps Aviation.

Titled the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, the bill was introduced by Rep. John Kline of Minnesota as H.R. 1621. It seeks to commemorate the establishment of the first Marine Corps Aviation company which was authorized by the Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1915 […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingAs Mother’s Day 2011 approached, two familiar bills were revived and put before Congress to honor moms. For the last several years, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate have re-introduced bills that seek to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day with up to 400,000 silver dollar coins.

The bills, given the title Mother’s Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, would require the United States Mint to issue collector proof and uncirculated quality coins in 2014 that are "emblematic of the 100th anniversary of President Wilson’s proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day." […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingCongressman Ron Paul [R-TX] is seeking to end all taxes charged by federal, state and local governments on coins and bullion. Rep. Paul introduced the Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011, H.R. 1098, in the United States House of Representatives on March 15, 2011.

The move to end the taxation is one of three parts to the bill and marks a continuation of an effort by Paul that can be traced back to previous Congressional sessions. Those attempts stalled, leaving Ron Paul […]

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United States Marshals Service Star BadgeNewly introduced legislation would authorize the United States Mint to produce gold, silver and clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the US Marshals Service.

The United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act calls for a maximum of 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars and 750,000 clad half dollars to be minted and issued for the public in calendar year 2015. A limited number […]

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President Ronald ReaganThe Ronald Reagan Commemorative Coin Act of 2011, numbered H.R. 497, is the first coin-related bill introduced this year and in the 112th Congress.

The legislation calls for up to 50,000 $5 coins and 300,000 $1 coins featuring an image of Reagan on the obverse or heads side with an inscription that celebrates the 100th anniversary of his birth, which is on Sunday, February 6, 2011 […]

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