H.R. 6555 – United States Semiquincentennial Quarter Series Act Introduced

Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) has introduced H.R. 6555, the United States Semiquincentennial Quarter Series Act to Congress. The bill was introduced on April 17, 2020 and would allow for a series of Quarters to be made to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America in 2026.

The Secretary may issue quarter dollars in 2026 with up to five different designs emblematic of the United States Semiquincentennial. One of the quarter dollar designs must be emblematic of a woman’s or women’s contribution to the birth of the Nation or the Declaration of Independence or any other monumental moments in American History.

H.R. 6555

Further, the bill allows for the Secretary of Treasury to produce a $1 coin starting January 1, 2026 that have “designs emblematic of the United States semiquincentennial.” The introduction of a dollar coin appears to be optional and something that can be determined by the Secretary. This, of course, could change to requiring the dollar coin or outright removal of this provision as the bill progresses through Congress and its various committees.

The Quarter Dollar has been been ever-changing over the course of the past three decades with the 50-States Series and the current America the Beautiful Series. Indeed, it is to undergo another change in 2022 when the America the Beautiful series ends. CCAC has already released candidate images of the updated Washington Quarter that are under consideration.

As of today, the bill has been introduced but no further actions have happened on it yet. Given Congress is having to deal with matters related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, it is unlikely much action will happen on it for some time.

You can follow the link above to read the bill and to sign up for updates on its progression through the House of Representatives, committees, and the Senate that are sent to your email account.

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