Summary: H.R.2768 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-290 (08/06/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 6, 2004. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

John Marshall Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury: (1) to mint and issue not more than 400,000 silver one-dollar coins emblematic of Chief Justice John Marshall and his contributions to the United States in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of his birth; and (2) in cooperation with the Legacy Fund of the Library of Congress, to develop and implement a marketing program to promote and sell the coins.

Directs that all sales of coins minted under this Act include a ten-dollar per coin surcharge, to be paid by the Secretary to the Supreme Court Historical Society for purposes of: (1) supporting historical research and educational programs about the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and related topics; (2) supporting fellowship programs, internships, and docents at the Supreme Court; and (3) collecting and preserving related antiques, artifacts, and other historical items.

Prohibits any surcharge from being included with respect to the issuance under this Act of any coin if, as of the time of such issuance, the issuance of such coin would result in the number of commemorative coin programs issued to exceed the annual two commemorative coin program issuance limitation.