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Public Law No: 116-247 (12/22/2020)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 247]
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       NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HALL OF HONOR COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT

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Public Law 116-247
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration 
      of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. <<NOTE: Dec. 22, 
                         2020 -  [H.R. 1830]>> 

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

    This Act may be cited as the ``National Purple Heart Hall of Honor 
Commemorative Coin Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor's mission is--
                    (A) to commemorate the extraordinary sacrifice of 
                America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or 
                wounded by enemy action; and
                    (B) to collect and preserve the stories of Purple 
                Heart recipients from all branches of service and across 
                generations to ensure that all recipients are 
                represented.
            (2) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor first opened its 
        doors on November 10, 2006, in New Windsor, NY.
            (3) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is co-located 
        with the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.
            (4) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the first to 
        recognize the estimated 1.8 million U.S. servicemembers wounded 
        or killed in action representing recipients from the Civil War 
        to the present day, serving as a living memorial to their 
        sacrifice by sharing their stories through interviews, exhibits 
        and the Roll of Honor, an interactive computer database of each 
        recipient enrolled.
SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS.

    (a) Denominations.--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) have 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) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and

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                    (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) have 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 section 5134 of title 31, 
United States Code, all coins minted under this Act shall be considered 
to be numismatic items.
SEC. 4. DESIGNS OF COINS.

    (a) Designs Requirements.--
            (1) In general.--The designs of the coins minted under this 
        Act shall be emblematic of the National Purple Heart Hall of 
        Honor.
            (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 ``2022''; and
                    (C) inscriptions of the words ``Liberty'', ``In God 
                We Trust'', ``United States of America'', and ``E 
                Pluribus Unum''.

    (b) Selection.--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 the National 
        Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc.; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Review.>>  reviewed by the Citizens 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.--
            (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 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 minted under 
this Act only during the 1-year period beginning on January 1, 2022.
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, overhead expenses, 
        marketing, and shipping).

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    (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.
            (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 of--
            (1) $35 per coin for the $5 coin;
            (2) $10 per coin for the $1 coin; and
            (3) $5 per coin for the half-dollar coin.

    (b) Distribution.--Subject to section 5134(f)(1) 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 National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc., to support the mission of 
the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc., including capital 
improvements to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor facilities.
    (c) Audits.--The National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc., 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 2 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.
SEC. 8. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES.

     The Secretary shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure 
that--
            (1) minting and issuing coins under this Act result in no 
        net cost to the Federal Government; and
            (2) no funds, including applicable surcharges, are disbursed 
        to any recipient designated in section 7(b) 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 the 
        United

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        States Treasury, consistent with sections 5112(m) and 5134(f) of 
        title 31, United States Code.

    Approved December 22, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1830:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    Sept. 19, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Nov. 16, considered and passed 
                                        Senate, amended.
                                    Dec. 2, House concurred in Senate 
                                        amendment.

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