National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coins Sought in Congressional Bills

by Mike Unser on May 29, 2018 · 6 comments

Coin-Legislation-Capital-Building.jpgLegislation introduced in the Senate this month joins a House bill in calling for gold, silver and clad coins to commemorate the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum (lawenforcementmuseum.org).

Memorializing the extraordinary service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers, the museum will formally open in September 2018.

The Senate bill, S.2863, was introduced on May 16 and the House version, H.R.4732, was advanced on Dec. 21.

Both pieces of legislation, dubbed the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act, seek 2021-dated coins with designs emblematic of the museum and the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout the history of the United States.

The bills call for up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, no more than 400,000 silver dollars, and a maximum of 750,000 half-dollars. They would be minted in qualities of proof and uncirculated for a total of six collector coins.

Sales of the commemoratives, provided they turn a profit, would include surcharges to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (nleomf.org) for educational and outreach programs and exhibits.

S.2863 currently has 26 cosponsors and was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. H.R.4732 now has 83 cosponsors and was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

For either bill to become law, one must pass in the House and Senate and get signed by the President.

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Ernesto

We already had a coin in 1997 for a memorial. I know this is for a museum but the previous coin only sold about 140k combined proof & uncirculated. I don’t think this coin, if the bill passes, would sell as much!!

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

We haven’t had a legal tender coin honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yet, 50 years after his assassination. How about doing that first!

-NumisdudeTX

Joe Brown
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Agree, Rev*M*L*K Jr., should have been on the first year modern com*s back in 82, I* don*t know if Mr. Kings bronze*medal is still selling at the US*Mint, have not bought any in some years, but *i have a few choice few i* have bought over the years, *M:LK is next, our *mint; mints nice *bronze*medals! *I should be piling up on the 5/16″ for $5.95, can*t go wrong, back in 1863, & 1933, most small *us* towns, had more tokens, medals, choice buttons, Rare marbles, than *u*s coin. Maybe thats how some knuck-head, came up with the pocket full of glass coins, that cost around $500,000., back in the day when that was a boat load of money, still is, but not like back then.

a Bob
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a Bob

I vote no because it is a three coin program. Too much.

Jeffrey R
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Jeffrey R

How about coins representing the 200th anniversary of the pioneering of the Santa Fe Trail by William Becknell in 1821.

Chas Barber
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NO Twinkie is 90……new commem 1928-2018 TWINKIE yellow gold…..