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Public Law 115-343
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of 
    the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of 
              Fame. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 2018 -  [H.R. 1235]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Naismith 
Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act. 31 USC 5112 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of 
Fame Commemorative Coin Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) On December 21, 1891, a young physical education 
        instructor named James Naismith, introduced the game of ``basket 
        ball'' to his physical education class, in Springfield, 
        Massachusetts.
            (2) In 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 
        was founded and dedicated to the game's creator Dr. James 
        Naismith, in Springfield, MA, ``The Birthplace of Basketball'' 
        and became the first and only museum to honor the game at all 
        levels around the world.
            (3) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors 
        players who have achieved greatness, exemplary coaches, referees 
        and other major contributors to the sport of basketball. The 
        Inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 1959 had seventeen honorees who 
        were inducted, including Dr. James Naismith, George Mikan, 
        Forrest C. Allen, Angelo Luisetti, Original Celtics and First 
        Team.
            (4) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is 
        recognized throughout the world as the premier institution 
        entrusted with recording and disseminating the history of the 
        game of basketball and recognizing and honoring the achievements 
        of its greatest players, coaches, and contributors.
            (5) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame provides 
        an entertaining, enriching experience and is known for its 
        educational outreach programs and celebrates and promotes 
        positive core values demonstrated by basketball's hallowed 
        heroes and its founder.
            (6) Basketball is one of America's national treasures, with 
        its fast pace which reflects the freedom of expression and the 
        modern experience of life in the 21st century.
            (7) Since its opening in 1959, the Naismith Memorial 
        Basketball Hall of Fame is home to the largest collection of 
        basketball memorabilia in the world, including more than

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        30,000 three-dimensional objects, 800,000 photographs, and 1.5 
        million documents.
            (8) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes 
        more than 6 million visitors interested in discovering the rich 
        history of the game through its stories, its personalities, and 
        its most celebrated moments.
            (9) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame reaches 
        over 7 million Americans through its educational programs, 
        events, exhibits, social media, and its interactive website.
            (10) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 
        customized educational programs use basketball to teach young 
        students around the world the important lessons on a variety of 
        topics including: financial literacy, mathematics, civil rights, 
        leadership of character, women's and men's history, and 
        geography.
            (11) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will lead 
        the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Basketball and will 
        partner with a select group of constituents including the 
        National Basketball Association, the National Collegiate 
        Athletic Association, and USA Basketball in commemorating the 
        game throughout the 2019-2020 basketball season.
SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) Denominations.--In recognition and celebration of the Naismith 
Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Secretary of the Treasury 
(hereafter in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall mint and 
issue the following coins:
            (1) $5 gold coins.--Not more than 50,000 $5 coins, which 
        shall--
                    (A) weigh 8.359 grams;
                    (B) be struck on a planchet having a diameter of 
                0.850 inches; and
                    (C) contain 90 percent gold and 10 percent alloy.
            (2) $1 silver coins.--Not more than 400,000 $1 coins, which 
        shall--
                    (A) weigh 26.73 grams;
                    (B) be struck on a planchet having a diameter of 
                1.500 inches; and
                    (C) contain not less than 90 percent silver.
            (3) Half-dollar clad coins.--Not more than 750,000 half-
        dollar coins which shall--
                    (A) weigh 11.34 grams;
                    (B) be struck on a planchet having a diameter of 
                1.205 inches; and
                    (C) be minted to the specifications for half-dollar 
                coins contained in section 5112(b) of title 31, United 
                States Code.

    (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.
    (d) Dome Shape.--The coins minted under this Act shall be in the 
shape of a dome.

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SEC. 4. DESIGN OF COINS.

    (a) In General.--The design for the coins minted under this Act 
shall be--
            (1) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  selected by the Secretary after 
        consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts; and
            (2) reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.

    (b) Designations 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 ``2020''; and
            (3) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God We 
        Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E Pluribus Unum''.

    (c) Selection and Approval Process for Obverse Design.--
            (1) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  In general.--The Secretary 
        shall hold a competition to determine the design of the common 
        obverse of the coins minted under this Act, with such design 
        being emblematic of the game of basketball.
            (2) Selection and approval.--Proposals for the design of 
        coins minted under this Act may be submitted in accordance with 
        the design selection and approval process developed by the 
        Secretary in the sole discretion of the Secretary.
            (3) Proposals.--As part of the competition described in this 
        subsection, the Secretary may accept proposals from artists, 
        engravers and other employees of the United States Mint, other 
        Government employees, and members of the general public.
            (4) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  Compensation.--The Secretary 
        shall determine compensation for the winning design under this 
        subsection, which shall be not less than $5,000. The Secretary 
        shall take into account this compensation amount when 
        determining the sale price described in section 6(a).

    (d) Reverse Design.--The design on the common reverse of the coins 
minted under this Act shall depict a basketball.
SEC. 5. ISSUANCE OF COINS.

    (a) Quality of Coins.--Coins minted under this Act shall be issued 
in uncirculated and proof qualities.
    (b) <<NOTE: Effective date.>>  Period for Issuance.--The Secretary 
may issue coins minted under this Act only during the 1-year period 
beginning on January 1, 2020.
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--
            (1) the face value of the coins;
            (2) the surcharge provided in section 7(a) with respect to 
        such coins; and
            (3) the cost of designing and issuing the coins (including 
        labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, winning design 
        compensation, 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 
        coins.

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            (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 minted 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 promptly paid by the Secretary to 
the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to fund an endowment that 
will enable increased operations and educational programming of the 
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
    (c) Audits.--The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 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 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 
subsection.

    Approved December 21, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1235:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    Sept. 25, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    Dec. 18, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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