There is one summary for H.R.5255. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/07/1994)

Thomas Alva Edison Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint one-dollar silver coins emblematic of the inventions made by Thomas A. Edison in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of his birth.

Instructs the Secretary to conduct an open design competition for the design of the obverse and reverse of the coins.

Terminates the authority to mint such coins after December 31, 1997. Mandates that certain surcharges received from coin sales be distributed to specified entities.