Text: H.R.3229 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-357 (10/08/2008)
[110th Congress Public Law 357]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM AND SOLDIER CENTER COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT
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Public Law 110-357
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration
of the legacy of the United States Army Infantry and the establishment
of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. <<NOTE: Oct. 8,
2008 - [H.R. 3229]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: National
Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act. 31 USC 5112
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Infantry Museum and Soldier
Center Commemorative Coin Act''.
SEC. 2. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.
(a) $1 Silver Coins.--The Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in
this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue not more
than 350,000 $1 coins in commemoration of the legacy of the United State
Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and
Soldier Center, each of which shall--
(1) weigh 26.73 grams;
(2) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and
(3) contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper.
(b) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this Act shall be legal
tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.
(c) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of sections 5134 and 5136 of
title 31, United States Code, all coins minted under this Act shall be
considered to be numismatic items.
SEC. 3. DESIGN OF COINS.
(a) Design Requirements.--
(1) In general.--The design of the coins minted under this
Act shall be emblematic of the courage, pride, sacrifice, sense
of duty, and history of the United States Infantry.
(2) Designation and inscriptions.--On each coin minted under
this Act, there shall be--
(A) a designation of the value of the coin;
(B) an inscription of the year ``2012''; and
(C) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God
We Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E
(b) Selection.--The design for the coins minted under this Act shall
(1) selected by the Secretary, after consultation with the
National Infantry Foundation and the Commission of Fine Arts;
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(2) reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
SEC. 4. ISSUANCE OF COINS.
(a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act shall be issued
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
(b) Mint Facility.--
(1) In general.--Only 1 facility of the United States Mint
may be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted
under this Act.
(2) Use of the united states mint at west point, new york.--
It is the sense of the Congress that the coins minted under this
Act should be struck at the United States Mint at West Point,
New York, to the greatest extent possible.
(c) Period for Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins under this
Act only during the calendar year beginning on January 1, 2012.
SEC. 5. SALE OF COINS.
(a) Sale Price.--The coins issued under this Act shall be sold by
the Secretary at a price equal to the sum of--
(1) the face value of the coins;
(2) the surcharge provided in section 6 with respect to such
(3) the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including
labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses,
marketing, and shipping).
(b) Bulk Sales.--The Secretary shall make bulk sales of the coins
issued under this Act at a reasonable discount.
(c) Prepaid Orders.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary shall accept prepaid orders
for the coins minted under this Act before the issuance of such
(2) Discount.--Sale prices with respect to prepaid orders
under paragraph (1) shall be at a reasonable discount.
SEC. 6. SURCHARGES.
(a) In General.--All sales of coins issued under this Act shall
include a surcharge of $10 per coin.
(b) Distribution.--Subject to section 5134(f) of title 31, United
States Code, all surcharges received by the Secretary from the sale of
coins issued under this Act shall be paid to the National Infantry
Foundation for the purpose of establishing an endowment to support the
maintenance of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center following
(c) Audits.--The Comptroller General of the United States shall have
the right to examine such books, records, documents, and other data of
the National Infantry Foundation as may be related to the expenditures
of amounts paid under subsection (b).
(d) Limitation.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), no surcharge may be
included with respect to the issuance under this Act of any coin during
a calendar year if, as of the time of such issuance, the issuance of
such coin would result in the number of commemorative coin programs
issued during such year to exceed the annual 2 commemorative coin
program issuance limitation under section 5112(m)(1) of title 31, United
States Code (as in effect on the
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date of the enactment of this Act). The Secretary of the Treasury may
issue guidance to carry out this subsection.
Approved October 8, 2008.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3229:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
June 10, considered and passed House.
Sept. 27, considered and passed Senate.