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H.R.1923 – Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 Sent to The President for Signature

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H.R.1923 – Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, one of the final Numismatic related bills of the 116th Congress, has passed both the House or Representatives and the Senate and has been sent to the President for signature. The Act offers some of the most sweeping changes to our circulating coinage and brings a list of changes to the Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, Medal programs and bullion coins.

The entire text of H.R. 1923 Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 can be found here and on September 22, 2020 the bill passed the House of Representatives. It passed the Senate on December 17, 2020 and was presented to President Trump on January 1, 2021.

Here are the highlights of the bill:

H.R. 1923 was originally introduced on March 27 2019 by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) and was focused on the centennial of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in the United States. That legislative effort moved to a secondary bill which eventually was signed into law (Public Law 116–71) in November 2019 which is what authorized the Women’s Suffrage commemorative coins that were issued this year by the United States Mint.

The question now of the Act is when or if it will be signed. With the Inauguration of President-Elect Biden on January 20, 2021, it could wait until he is in office before it is signed.

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