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Public Law No: 108-15 (04/23/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on February 26, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

American 5-Cent Coin Design Continuity Act of 2003 - Title I: United States American 5-Cent Coin Design Continuity - (Sec. 101) 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, in recognition of the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

States that if the Secretary elects to change: (1) the obverse of 5-cent coins issued during 2003, 2004, and 2005, the design shall depict a likeness of President Thomas Jefferson, different from the likeness that appeared on the obverse of the 5-cent coins issued during 2002, in recognition of his role with respect to the Louisiana Purchase and the commissioning of the Lewis and Clark expedition; and (2) the reverse of the 5-cent coins issued during such years, the design selected shall depict images emblematic of the Louisiana Purchase or the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

(Sec. 102) Requires the obverse of any 5-cent coin issued after December 31, 2005, to bear the likeness of Thomas Jefferson and the reverse of such coin bear an image of the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.

(Sec. 103) Establishes a seven-member Coin Design Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary on coin themes and designs.

Abolishes the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee. Authorizes certain Committee members to continue serving the remainder of their appointed term as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as determined by the Secretary.

Title II: Technical and Clarifying Provisions - (Sec. 201) Amends Federal law to revise the requirements for payment of surcharges to recipient organizations.

Requires deposit into the Treasury as unpaid receipts certain unpaid amounts derived from surcharge proceeds.