Decided Dec 1, 1997
Bill Sponsorship: the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 28 Senators and 1 Rep
Mandates redesign of quarter-dollar coins issued during the ten-year period beginning 1999, with the reverse side emblematic of five of the 50 States each year during such period, selected in the order of their ratification of the U.S. Constitution or their admission to the Union.
Mandates that the dollar coin shall be golden in color, have a distinctive edge, with tactile and visual features making it readily discernible.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to place into circulation $1 coins that comply with such mandate upon depletion of the Government's supply of $1 coins bearing the likeness of Susan B. Anthony.
Corresponding House bill is H.R.2414. Became Public Law No: 105-124.
Topic: Principles & Values
Headline: Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program