Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

Senate Passes Bill to Mint Coins for Moon Landing's 50th AnniversaryCoins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing are one step closer to reality. Just five days after the House gave its approval, the Senate on Dec. 10 passed legislation seeking coins to commemorate the semicentennial.

If President Obama signs the bill, numbered H.R.2726 and dubbed the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act […]

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US House Approves Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative CoinsThe U.S. House on Monday, Dec. 5, overwhelming passed legislation that would authorize the United States Mint to strike curved coins for 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

Named the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act and numbered H.R.2726, the bill seeks of […]

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American Innovation $1 Coins ProposedNewly introduced legislation is calling for a series of collector dollars to commemorate American innovation.

Entitled the American Innovation $1 Coin Act, H.R. 6025 proposes a 14-year program of $1s with one issued for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five United States territories […]

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Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act IntroducedA new House bill is calling for gold, silver and clad coins to feature designs celebrating the 400th anniversary of the landing and settlement of Plymouth Colony, the signing of the Mayflower Compact, and the role of the Wampanoag people personified by the "First Thanksgiving" feast.

Modern commemorative coins are typically produced and sold for only one calendar year. For the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coins […]

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Senate Bill Seeks Curved Apollo 11 50th Anniversary CoinsThe call just became louder to strike commemorate coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

In addition to a unique size, the collectibles would feature a curved shape to resemble the faceplate of an astronaut’s helmet and, if possible, a continuous design that would flow over their edges […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins for 2018In 2018, the United States Mint will produce and sell commemorative coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.

Congress passed bipartisan legislation for the coins, which includes one in pink gold, and President Obama signed it into law on Friday, April 29 […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act Poised for PassageThe United States Mint will likely strike commemorative coins, including collectible editions in pink gold, with designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

On Tuesday, April 19, the U.S. Senate passed by Unanimous Consent the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act. The legislation, numbered H.R. 2722, had already won approval in the U.S. House of Representatives back on July 15 […]

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Dome-Shaped Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF Commemorative Coins SoughtBills introduced in the House and Senate are calling for dome-shaped coins in gold, silver and clad to commemorative the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (www.hoophall.com).

On Dec. 21, 1891, James Naismith introduced the game of "basket ball" to his physical education class in Springfield, Massachusetts […]

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Commemorative Coins Reform Act ReturnsLegislation was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for an end in increasing prices on commemorative coins so their sales can benefit private organizations.

Common practice in legislation seeking commemorative coins is to include surcharges for each sale in amounts of $35 for every $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar and $5 for every clad half-dollar […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Coin Gets House ApprovalProposed commemorative coins with designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer are one step closer to becoming a reality. A few more steps and the United States Mint will produce the nation’s first pink coin.

On Wednesday, July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act […]

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