Proposed or Recent Coinage Legislation

Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollars for 2021Silver dollars honoring Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space, will be struck and sold by the United States Mint in 2021. McAuliffe was among the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986.

The commemorative coins will be produced in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated with no more than 350,000 made. Their obverse (heads side) will feature McAuliffe and their reverse (tails side) will portray her legacy as a teacher […]


Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act Passes SenateCoins honoring Christa McAuliffe are a step closer to reality with the Senate’s passage Tuesday, July 9, of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019.

If the bipartisan legislation becomes law, the United States Mint in 2021 will produce and sell up to 350,000 silver dollars featuring McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space. McAuliffe was among the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986 […]


Dome-Shaped U.S. Basketball Coins for 2020Look ahead to 2020 for a third series of domed or curved-shape commemorative coins from the United States Mint.

As direction by Congress, the U.S. Mint issued curved baseball coins in 2014 and it will release curved Apollo 11 coins in 2019. Curved basketball coins are next […]


Bill Seeks to End Taxation of Precious Metals Coins, Gold and Silver BullionLegislation introduced Sept. 12 in the U.S. House of Representative is calling to end taxes on precious metals coins and gold and silver bullion.

H.R.6790, titled the Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act of 2018, would amend IRS code to clarify that gain or loss on the sale of certain coins or bullion is exempt from recognition […]

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Silver Dollars SoughtCompanion bills introduced in the House and Senate are calling for coins in commemoration of the centennial establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater […]


U.S. Mint to Strike American Innovation $1 CoinsThe United States Mint will soon produce and sell $1 collector coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.

Coins for the 14-year program will be issued at a rate of four per year, beginning in 2019, for a total of 56 unique designs. The U.S. Mint has an option to increase the series to 57 coins by introducing the program this year […]


Square Coins Sought for 75th Anniversary of Integration of BaseballNewly introduced legislation is calling for the United States Mint to strike square commemorative coins in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the integration of baseball in 2022.

On April 15, 1947, Robinson debuted for the National League’s Brooklyn Dodgers and on July 5, 1947, Doby integrated the American League with the Cleveland Indians […]


Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coins ProposedLegislation introduced in the House of Representatives last week is calling for gold and silver commemorative coins in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Carson City Mint.

Congress established the Carson City Mint in 1863 to serve the coinage needs brought on by the Comstock Lode during the silver rush in Nevada […]


American Innovation $1 Coin Act Passes SenateCollectors can expect another dollar coin series to run concurrently with the program of Native American $1 Coins. Legislation for a new multi-year series calls for the production of coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups.

The American Innovation $1 Coin Act, H.R. 770, passed in the House with amendment on Jan. 16 and it was just approved with an amendment in the Senate on Wednesday, June 20 […]


National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coins Sought in Congressional BillsLegislation 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.

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