Summary: H.R.1914 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-289 (08/06/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on July 14, 2004. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2004 - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury (the Secretary) to mint and issue not more than 100,000 $5 gold coins and 500,000 $1 silver coins, which shall be emblematic of the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia (the first permanent English settlement in America).

Provides for a $35 per coin surcharge for the $5 dollar coins and $10 per coin for the $1 dollar coins. Directs that: (1) half of the surcharges be used to support programs to promote the understanding of the legacies of Jamestown (to be paid to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation); and (2) half be used to sustain the ongoing mission of preserving Jamestown, to enhance national and international educational programs relating to Jamestown, to improve infrastructure and archaeological research activities relating to Jamestown, and conduct other programs to support the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown (to be distributed by the Secretary in equal shares to the Secretary of the Interior, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).

Prohibits such surcharge with respect to the issuance of any coin during a calendar year if the issuance would result in the number of commemorative coin programs issued during such year to exceed the annual two commemorative coin program issuance limitation. Authorizes the Secretary to issue guidance to implement this limitation.