Summary: H.R.1623 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/30/1992)

World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act - Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should recognize the 50th anniversary of World War II and the Battle of Normandy by minting and issuing commemorative coins to commemorate that battle and "D-Day".

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to issue and mint such coins in five dollar, one dollar, and half dollar denominations. Requires the design of the five dollar gold coin to be emblematic of the Allied victory in World War II, and the one dollar silver coin of the Battle of Normandy.

Directs the Secretary to sponsor a nationwide open competition for the design of each coin. Requires consultation with specified veterans organizations and the Battle of Normandy Foundation on selection of the winning designs.

Requires the Secretary to consult with the Foundation about its role in the promotion and marketing of such coins. Authorizes the Secretary to contract with the Foundation for such activities.

Sets forth an allocation scheme to distribute surcharges received from coin sales between: (1) the Foundation, to establish on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day a United States D-Day and Battle of Normandy Memorial adjacent to the World War II Museum in Caen, France; and (2) the American Battle Monuments Commission, to establish a World War II memorial.

Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress regarding implementation of this Act.