As Mother's Day 2011 approached, two familiar bills were revived and put before Congress to honor moms. For the last several years, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate have re-introduced bills that seek to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day with up to 400,000 silver dollar coins.
The bills, given the title Mother's Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, would require the United States Mint to issue collector proof and uncirculated quality coins in 2014 that are "emblematic of the 100th anniversary of President Wilson's proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day." [...]
If two U.S. senators have their way, in a few years you may be giving your mother a silver coin for Mother's Day rather than the traditional card, flowers or candy. They propose a commemorative silver dollar to celebrate the event.
Senator Jay Rockefeller [D-WV] and Senator Robert C. Byrd [WV], the longest serving senator in history at age 90, introduced a new bill on April 17, 2008 that seeks the creation of a commemorative silver dollar to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day.
The bill, S. 2883, is entitled the Mother's Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act and calls for 400,000 silver $1 coins to be minted in 2014 — six years into the future.