Summary: H.R.47 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (06/21/1985)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Commemorative Coin Act -Title I: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Commemorative Coins- Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a specified number of: (1) five dollar gold coins, emblematic of the centennial of the Statue of Liberty; (2) one dollar silver coins, emblematic of the use of Ellis Island; and (3) half dollar coins, emblematic of the contributions of immigrants to America.

Sets forth certain features of such coins, and provides for their sale and issuance. Provides for the distribution and use of such sale funds to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Terminates the minting of such coins on December 31, 1986.

Title II: Liberty Coins - Liberty Coin Act - Amends Federal law to direct the Secretary to mint and issue, in quantities sufficient to meet public demand, one dollar silver bullion coins of specified size, weight, and design. Specifies the source of the silver to be used for such coins. Provides for their sale and issuance.