Text: H.R.893 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-30 (07/06/2015)
[114th Congress Public Law 30]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
BOYS TOWN CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT
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Public Law 114-30
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration
of the centennial of Boys Town, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: July 6,
2015 - [H.R. 893]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Boys Town
Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. 31 USC 5112 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Boys Town Centennial Commemorative
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that--
(1) Boys Town is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
saving children and healing families, nationally headquartered
in the village of Boys Town, Nebraska;
(2) Father Flanagan's Boys Home, known as ``Boys Town'', was
founded on December 12, 1917, by Servant of God Father Edward
(3) Boys Town was created to serve children of all races and
(4) news of the work of Father Flanagan spread worldwide
with the success of the 1938 movie, ``Boys Town'';
(5) after World War II, President Truman asked Father
Flanagan to take his message to the world, and Father Flanagan
traveled the globe visiting war orphans and advising government
leaders on how to care for displaced children;
(6) Boys Town has grown exponentially, and now provides care
to children and families across the country in 11 regions,
including California, Nevada, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Louisiana,
North Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, Washington, DC,
New York, and New England;
(7) the Boys Town National Hotline provides counseling to
more than 150,000 callers each year;
(8) the Boys Town National Research Hospital is a national
leader in the field of hearing care and research of Usher
(9) Boys Town programs impact the lives of more than 2
million children and families across America each year; and
(10) December 12th, 2017, will mark the 100th anniversary of
Boys Town, Nebraska.
SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.
(a) $5 Gold Coins.--The Secretary of the Treasury (referred to in
this Act as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and issue not more
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than 50,000 $5 coins in commemoration of the centennial of the founding
of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, each of which shall--
(1) weigh 8.359 grams;
(2) have a diameter of 0.850 inches; and
(3) contain 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy.
(b) $1 Silver Coins.--The Secretary shall mint and issue not more
than 350,000 $1 coins in commemoration of the centennial of the founding
of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, 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.
(c) Half Dollar Clad Coins.--The Secretary shall mint and issue not
more than 300,000 half dollar clad coins in commemoration of the
centennial of the founding of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, each of which
(1) weigh 11.34 grams;
(2) have a diameter of 1.205 inches; and
(3) be minted to the specifications for half dollar coins
contained in section 5112(b) of title 31, United States Code.
(d) Legal Tender.--The coins minted under this Act shall be legal
tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code.
(e) 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. 4. DESIGN OF COINS.
(a) In General.--The design of the coins minted under this Act shall
be emblematic of the 100 years of Boys Town, one of the largest
nonprofit child care agencies in the United States.
(b) Designation and Inscriptions.--On each coin minted under this
Act, there shall be--
(1) a designation of the value of the coin;
(2) an inscription of the year ``2017''; and
(3) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We
Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''.
(c) Selection.--The design for the coins minted under this Act shall
(1) selected by the Secretary, after consultation with the
National Executive Director of Boys Town and the Commission of
Fine Arts; and
(2) reviewed by the Citizens of Coinage Advisory Committee.
SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS.
(a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act shall be issued
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
(b) Mint Facility.--Only one facility of the United States Mint may
be used to strike any particular quality of the coins minted under this
(c) Period for Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins under this
Act only during the period beginning on January 1, 2017, and ending on
December 31, 2017.
SEC. 6. 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--
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(1) the face value of the coins; and
(2) 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. 7. SURCHARGES.
(a) In General.--All sales of coins issued under this Act shall
include a surcharge as follows:
(1) A surcharge of $35 per coin for the $5 coin.
(2) A surcharge of $10 per coin for the $1 coin.
(3) A surcharge of $5 per coin for the half dollar 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 Boys Town to carry out Boys
Town's cause of caring for and assisting children and families in
underserved communities across America.
(c) Audits.--Boys Town shall be subject to the audit requirements of
section 5134(f)(2) of title 31, United States Code, with regard to the
amounts received 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 two commemorative coin
program issuance limitation under section 5112(m)(1) of title 31, United
States Code (as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act). The
Secretary of the Treasury may issue guidance to carry out this
SEC. 8. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES.
The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure
(1) minting and issuing coins under this Act will not result
in any net cost to the Federal Government; and
(2) no funds, including applicable surcharges, shall be
disbursed to any recipient designated in section 7 until the
total cost of designing and issuing all of the coins authorized
by this Act (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery,
overhead expenses, marketing, and shipping) is recovered by
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the United States Treasury, consistent with sections 5112(m) and
5134(f) of title 31, United States Code.
Approved July 6, 2015.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 893 (S. 301):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
June 23, considered and passed House.
June 25, considered and passed Senate.