An Act For the relief of the estate of Josiah K. Lilly

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Upon delivery within thirty days following the enactment of this Act to the Smithsonian Institution by the Merchants National Bank and Trust Company of Indianapolis, as executor of the estate of Josiah K. Lilly, of the title to ownership, and possession of the collection of gold coins left by Josiah K. Lilly and comprising approximately 6,125 items, the estate shall be entitled to a credit against its obligation for Federal estate tax, effective as of the date upon which the return was due to be filed, in the amount of $5,534,808.


  • Lilly, Josiah Kirby 1893-1966
  • Merchants National Bank & Trust Company of Indianapolis


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 82 Stat. 1389
  • Title 26, Excise Taxes
  • Private Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

82 Stat. 1389 (1968); Priv. L. No. 900250 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1969
  • 06/04/1968


  • Executors and administrators
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Money
  • Coins
  • Civil law
  • Gold coins
  • Inheritance and transfer tax
  • Gifts

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1389-90

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