Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

2009 International Year of Astronomy gold coinCommemorative coins celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame are one step closer to becoming reality.

Introduced on July 14 by Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-N.Y., the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act in an overwhelming vote of 463 to 3.

The commemorative coin Act, numbered H.R. 2527, instructs the United States Mint to produce up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 50C half-dollars to commemorate the National Baseball Hall of Fame soon after its 75th anniversary in 2014. The coins would be produced and issued for calendar year 2015 […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingOn Thursday, October 13, Rep. Robert Brady, D-PA, introduced legislation that would honor the U.S.S. Cruiser Olympia with commemorative silver coins during calendar year 2016.

Named the U.S.S. Cruiser Olympia Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R. 3180, the introduced legislation would authorize the United States Mint to strike up to 500,000 $1 silver coins in collector proof and uncirculated qualities […]

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Coin Legislation on Capital BuildingNew legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for commemorative silver dollars in calendar year 2014 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the March of Dimes.

Entitled the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act of 2011 and numbered H.R. 3187, the legislation would authorize the United States Mint to produce up to 500,000 coins struck in 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper […]

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Dollar bill and $1 coinMembers of the United States Congress are once again seeking a change to the status quo of the $1 coin. However, unlike other recent attempts to actually end or severely limit production of the coins, this newest piece of legislation would ramp up $1 coin production with the goal to eventually replace the paper dollar bill.

The Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings Act, or COINS Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 2977 on September 20, 2011 by Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona. Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, introduced the COINS Act as a means to […]

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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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