Summary: H.R.2722 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-148 (04/29/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on July 15, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins (to be made of "pink gold" containing at least 75% gold), 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.

(Sec. 4) The Treasury shall:

  • select the design for the coins based upon the winning design from a juried, compensated design competition following certain specifications; and
  • issue the coins only during the one-year period beginning on January 1, 2018.

(Sec. 7) All such coin sales must include the following surcharges: $35 per $5 gold coin, $10 per $1 dollar silver coin, and $5 per half-dollar coin.

The Treasury shall pay received surcharges promptly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation according to a specified distribution formula.