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Passed House amended (10/09/1998)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Little Rock Nine Gold Medals

Title II: Gerald and Betty Ford Gold Medals

Title III: Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coins

Title IV: $1 Coin Design Evaluation

Title V: Leif Ericsson Millennium Commemorative Coin

Little Rock Nine Medals and Coins Act - Title I: Little Rock Nine Gold Medals - Authorizes the President to present gold medals, on behalf of the Congress, to named individuals referred to collectively as the "Little Rock Nine," in recognition of the selfless heroism they exhibited and the pain they suffered in the cause of civil rights by integrating Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicates of such medals in bronze.

Title II: Gerald and Betty Ford Gold Medal - Authorizes the President to present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal to Gerald and Betty Ford in recognition of their dedicated public service and outstanding humanitarian contributions to the people of the United States.

(Sec. 201) Authorizes appropriations. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicate medals in bronze.

Title III: Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coins - Amends the United States Commemorative Coin Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury, before January 1, 1999, to make bulk sales at a reasonable discount to the Jackie Robinson Foundation of not less than 20 percent of any denomination of coins remaining unissued which were minted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the breaking of the color barrier in major league baseball by Jackie Robinson.

Title IV: $1 Coin Design Evaluation - Instructs the Comptroller General to commission a study comparing the relative acceptance by the public and the fiscal impact on the Treasury of the use of the image of Sacajawea on the obverse of the new $1 coin with that of the relative acceptance by the public and the fiscal impact on the Treasury of the use of the image of the Statue of Liberty.

(Sec. 401) Provides a maximum reimbursement amount for study costs, to be funded from the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

Title V: Leif Ericsson Millennium Commemorative Coin - Leif Ericsson Millennium Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue one-dollar silver coins, in conjunction with the simultaneous minting and issuance of commemorative coins by the Republic of Iceland, in commemoration of the millennium of the discovery of the New World by Leif Ericsson.

(Sec. 506) Mandates that all coin surcharges be paid to the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation for the purpose of funding student exchanges between the United States and Iceland.