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Passed House amended (07/22/2002)

American 5-Cent Coin Design Continuity Act of 2002 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to change the design on the obverse and reverse sides of five-cent coins issued in 2003, 2004, and 2005 to commemorate the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase. States that: (1) if the Secretary elects to change the obverse side design, the new design shall include an image of President Thomas Jefferson in commemoration of his role with respect to the Louisiana Purchase and the commissioning of the Louis and Clark Expedition; and (2) if the reverse side depiction is changed, the new design shall commemorate the Louisiana Purchase.

Amends Federal law to declare that after December 31, 2005, any five-cent coin issued shall bear on its obverse side an image of Thomas Jefferson, and on its reverse side an image of Jefferson's home at Monticello.

Establishes the Coin Design Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary on any design proposals relating to circulating coinage and numismatic items, and any other proposals or issues relating to items produced by the United States Mint as the Secretary may request.