US Marshals Service Commemorative Coin Act

by US Coins Today on March 17, 2012

in Coin Information

US Marshals Service

Only a few steps remain for the US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act to become law, as an updated version just passed in the Senate Thursday, March 15, and the original version passed in the House Thursday, December 15.

Based on expectations, collector proof and uncirculated $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th Anniversary of the US Marshals Service will get minted for release during 2015. Respective maximum mintage amounts for each denomination will be 100,000; 500,000; and 750,000.

Each commemorative coin will feature designs emblematic of the nation's first Federal law enforcement agency which was established on September 24, 1789 when President George Washington signed the Judiciary Act into law. The $5 gold commemorative coin and $1 silver commemorative coin will each prominently depict the US Marshals Service Star, also known as 'America's Star'.

The coins will feature the anniversary dates "1789 and 2014" along with the year of minting, 2015. Other inscriptions will include the traditional words found on American coinage like 'Liberty', 'In God We Trust', 'United States of America', and 'E Pluribus Unum'.

For the US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act to become law, the amended version passed in the Senate on Thursday must gain approval in the House. That should happen in short order considering the amended language simply states that the US government cannot lose money in manufacturing and distributing them. All modern commemorative coins produced by the US Mint have made money, even those lacking in popularity. When the finalized legislation is approved, President Obama must then sign it for the Act to become law.

The proceeds from a surcharge on sales of the commemorative coins will assist the financing of national museums and charitable organizations, including the United States Marshals Museum, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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