An Act To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution

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Summary

The Secretary of the Treasury shall mint and issue the following coins in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution: $5 gold coins and $1 silver coins. The Secretary may mint and issue not more than 100,000 5 dollar platinum coins instead of the gold coins. The coins minted under this Act shall be legal tender. All coins minted under this Act shall be considered to be numismatic items. The Act includes provisions relating to: sources of bullion; issuance of coins; general waiver of procurement regulations; distribution of surcharges; and financial assurances. The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that minting and issuing coins under this Act will not result in any net cost to the United States Government.

Subject

  • United States. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Smithsonian Institution Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Act of 1995

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 109 Stat. 981
  • Title 31, Money and Finance
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "Smithsonian Institution Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Act of 1995".

Contained within

109 Stat. 981 (1995); Pub. L. No. 104-96 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1996
  • 01/10/1996

Topic

  • Anniversaries
  • Commemorative coins
  • Numismatics

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 981-83

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