Congressman Frank Lucas introduced House Resolution 6942 Thursday that would swap today's Jefferson Nickel with a circulating half-dime of old.
In an article Friday, details were scarce because the Government Printing Office had not yet published the bill's text. That is no longer the case.
H.R. 6942 is officially entitled the '5 cent Restoration Act of 2008.' Interestingly, it is at the top of the brevity scale when it comes to coin legislation with fewer than a dozen sentences. At the bill's core are three lines that state its intent: