Harriet Tubman and WWII Memorial Coins for 2024

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Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman

Two separate coin programs are nearing reality with the House and Senate passing legislation this week which directs the Treasury Secretary, and thereby the United States Mint, to strike commemoratives in 2024 to honor the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

H.R.1057, the National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act or the Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act, and H.R.1842, the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act, passed in the House on July 26 and then in the Senate on July 27. President Biden is expected to sign both bills into law.

Update (Aug. 4): President Biden signed each bill into law on Aug. 3, 2022.

Born in March 1822, Harriet Tubman was a notable abolitionist who not only freed herself but guided about 70 people from slavery to freedom using a network of clandestine routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

"Harriet Tubman dedicated her life to fighting against the oppression of white supremacy, for the freedom and rights of African Americans, and for the women’s suffrage movement. This historic legislation recognizes the significant contributions and sacrifices that Tubman made for this country, as we continue to fight for justice and equality for all," said Rep. Gregory W. Meeks [D-NY-5]. "I’m proud to have sponsored this legislation with my colleague Rep. Katko to ensure the legacy of Harriet Tubman is commemorated and I look forward to this bill becoming law."

National World War II Memorial
National World War II Memorial

The National World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004, and is located on the east end of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, opposite the Lincoln Memorial and west of the Washington Monument.

"At the heart of our nation’s capital, the National World War II Memorial stands as an enduring testament to the patriots of America’s Greatest Generation whose selfless courage secured the victory of Liberty in the 20th century," said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) who introduced H.R.1057. "The Greatest Generation commemorative coin will serve as a sturdy token that honors those who fought and sacrificed while fortifying the sacred national shrine that salutes their legacies."

Each bill calls for up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, a maximum of 400,000 silver dollars, and up to 750,000 clad half dollars to be sold only in calendar year 2024. They will be produced in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated.

Designs for the commemorative coins minted under H.R.1842 must be emblematic of the legacy of Harriet Tubman as an abolitionist. At least one obverse (head side) design must carry the image of Tubman. The Treasury Secretary will select the final designs after consulting with the Commission of the Fine Arts (CFA), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. in Auburn, New York.

Designs for the coins struck under H.R.1057 must be emblematic of the National World War II Memorial and the service and sacrifice of American soldiers and civilians during World War II. The Treasury Secretary will select the final designs after consulting with the CFA, the CCAC, and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

Common practice in legislation seeking commemorative coins is to include surcharges for each sale in amounts of $35 per $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for every clad half-dollar. Provided the coins turn a profit, surcharge funds are typically earmarked for non-profit organizations to support their mission.

H.R.1057 requires collected surcharges to be paid to the Friends of the National World War II Memorial to support the National Park Service in maintaining and repairing the National World War II Memorial, and for educational and commemorative programs.

H.R.1842 directs collected surcharges to be paid equally between the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and The Harriet Tubman Home for the purpose of accomplishing and advancing their missions.

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Antonio

I hope they come up with meaningful designs. Harriet Tubman should have been issued this year. I suppose better late than never.

SENZA

Antonio, Double Congrats are in order

  1. Congrats: First-On-Thread
  2. Congrats: You Gold Bugs got your Dead-Cat-Bounce
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Antonio

Dead-Cat-Bounce.

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SENZA

No worries, Morris says, 8 more lives to go

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Chris Terp

Kaiser, I went to the opening services for the memorial with my uncle who served in WWII both in the Atlantic & Pacific in the Navy.

His aircraft carrier Block Island was sunk off the coast of Morocco by a German U-boat, then served in the Pacific on the new Block Island carrier until the end of the war.

Unfortunately my grandfather was blown up in France in February 1945 by an opposing artillery battery hitting his artillery battery first.

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Chris Terp

We’re local to DC but yeah, it was a long day for him.

The Greatest Generation.

SENZA

As the Canadians are saying about their Mint – I too, say about the US Mint; ENOUGH WITH THE WAR GARBAGE –

Next, I expect the US Mint to exploit the Homeless

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Antonio

A hobo cent. Nice! Peace man.

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Rich

… and a classic Hobo Nickel.

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SENZA

LLLMMMAAAOOO = it took you all night to come up with THAT! Excuse me I forgot there is absolutely no connection between the US Mint and the corrupt Politicians in Washington who send children to die for their Gold, Oil and Illegal Drugs. I say, let’s send the Politicians and their children to die; then, I too, will celebrate and honor their demise with a the creation of a coin that celebrates the fact taht America could be great again if only all Politicians and their children would fight their own wars. I suggest the red pill and the blue… Read more »

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SENZA

Good Stuff Kaiser

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Antonio

Just sayin’

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Chris Terp

Maybe the Congress and the Mint will do a squeegee kid commemorative coin since that scourge is up the street from D.C. in Baltimore?

SENZA

Chris,

Yo! Yo! Yo! Press(1) and I will wash your windshield (2) Don’t press (1) and I will take your car

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Chris Terp

Ha ha ha SENZA – NICEEEEEEE 😉

Or get shot and killed by the friendly squeegee kids 😮

Chris Terp

Ha ha ha – Kaiser – NICEEEEEEE 😉

You can also put Biden’s boy Hunter on that side w/one of the Trump kid’s 😉

c_q

ok so wait a sec if it is issued in 2024 being 2 years late for a bicentennial, will they date the coins 2022 or 2024?

SENZA

All we know for sure is that it’s the weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjhpo0Frxig

Rich

Sounds like you’ve been Working for the Weekend

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Rich

How ’bout Buckethead?

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SENZA

The Joe Biden Quartet + 3 Amigos and 1 in training

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SENZA

Ditto,

Can’t let those “Old, Wealthy, White Guys” have all the spotlight

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Chris Terp

Great movie reference Kaiser!

Antonio

Ah, Escape from New York, now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time, a long time.

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SENZA

Nobody knows for sure – maybe we should ask the King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUQfCBdWOh4

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SENZA

Multiple Personality Disorder – where there is help there is hope

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Chris Terp

Why do a twenty year anniversary for the WWII National Memorial? Shouldn’t it be twenty-five for a commemoration? Guess we’ll have both a twenty and in five years time a twenty-five year commemorative coin/medal?

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SENZA

And then there are the ones you probably never about and may never see a Coin

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Rich

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SENZA

More than 1,027,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.,
As of July 20, 2022, more than 1 million Americans had died from COVID-19, with those 65 and older accounting for nearly three-quarters of that total

Social Security reports nearly 400,000 more beneficiary deaths in 2020 than 2019
If it wasn’t planned – it sure turned out to look like it was

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FViia

Yes, it all looks planned.

Antonio

Planned Parenthood.

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Major D

Damn, has there ever been a conspiracy theory that you didn’t like? Can we get back to coins now?

Chris Terp

Bang for the buck for Mint Kaiser to do a twenty year and then a twenty-five year commemorative coin for the WWII National Memorial.

Rich

Yes Chris, the 25th Silver Anniversary would be a better year anniversary for a commemoration, then it’s the 50th Golden Anniversary, the 100th Centennial Anniversary, and the 200th Bicentennial Anniversary.

James E Mayes

They really need to fill the orders they have before planning more. I have never had so much trouble with the mint as I have had this year, and I have been dealing with them for 50 years.

Antonio

You were fortunate to have missed last year’s troubles.

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Rich

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Antonio

It’s not THX 1138?

Major D

Yes, and I’d add that they need to do away with pre-orders

Rich

Indeed, Major D, pre-orders last year and this year had deleterious effects on the 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar program and the 2022 NLB and NPH Commemorative Coin programs.

Antonio

Enrollments, pre-orders, I don’t understand the difference. If the Mint would just open orders on the day of issue, isn’t that fair to ask?

Antonio

and there’s hope yet
Due to overwhelming demand, the full production inventory for the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) Coin (22EM) was previously accounted for through enrollments. However, as a result of cancellations, inventory may become available on the scheduled launch date of August 9, 2022.

Antonio

In case you didn’t receive this, the Mint just released this announcement.
Due to overwhelming demand, the full production inventory for the 2022 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof (S) Coin (22EM) was previously accounted for through enrollments. However, as a result of cancellations, inventory may become available on the scheduled launch date of August 9, 2022.