H.R. 2097

New Commemorative Coin LawPresident Obama signed legislation into law on Monday, August 16, that authorizes the United States Mint to strike 2012 Star Spangled Banner commemorative coins.

Public Law 111-232 was introduced as H.R. 2097 in the U.S. House by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger on April 23, 2009. It passed in the House on September 9, 2009, and in the Senate on August 2, 2010.

Entitled the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act, the new law authorizes up to 600,000 coins to celebrate the bicentennial writing of the Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.

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Commemorative silver dollars and $5 gold coins honoring the bicentennial writing of the Star Spangled Banner will be minted in 2012 when President Obama signs the Star Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act into law. The legislation, numbered H.R. 2097, calling for the coins passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 9, 2009. The […]


Following a two-week recess, legislatures returned to work and quickly added three coinage related bills in three days. The two newest bills on Thursday complement legislation already introduced. In the House, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger sponsored H.R. 2097. The bill is a companion to the Senate’s S. 653, known as the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin […]