R44623 – Commemorative Coins: Background, Legislative Process, and Issues for Congress – 9/7/2016

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Commemorative Coins: Background, Legislative Process, and Issues for Congress

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Author: Jacob R. Straus, Analyst on the Congress
Pages: 14

This report examines the origins, development, and current practices for commemorative coins, including the authorization process; the design of coins; and issues for congressional consideration, including the disbursement of surcharges, the number of coins minted per year, differences between the number of authorized coins and coins sold, and requirements for legislative consideration in the House and Senate. Bills: H.R. 2978, H.R. 2906, H.R. 358, H.R. 1683, H.R. 5168, H.R. 2726, H.R. 602, H.R. 4592, H.R. 2980, H.R. 5598, H.R. 893, H.R. 2722, S. 2474, S. 2266, S. 985, S.2890