After being introduced last month, the test for S.867 – National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act of 2021 is now available. The bill, as expected, calls for multiple commemorative coins to be produced by the United States Mint in honor of the Hall of Fame.
S.867 calls for the minting of 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 Half Dollar clad commemorative coins to be produced to honor the Hall of Fame. The bill also calls for the design of the coin to, “The designs of the coins minted under this section shall be emblematic of the impact that women have had on mathematics, geography, education, sciences, medicine, military, government, civil rights, economics, industrial technology, arts, and communication.” The bill calls for the commemorative coins to be produced in 2023.
S. 867 was introduced to the Senate on March 18, 2021 by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and currently has no cosponsors.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of men and women in Seneca Falls, New York. Seneca was the location of the 1848 women’s rights convention which kickstarted the women’s suffrage movement in America.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts distinguished American women through a rigorous national honors selection process involving representatives of the nation’s important organizations and areas of expertise. Nominees are selected on the basis of the changes they created that affect the social, economic or cultural aspects of society; the significant national or global impact and results of change due to their achievement; and the enduring value of their achievements or changes. Induction ceremonies are held every odd- numbered year in the fall, with the names of the women to be honored announced earlier in the spring, usually during March, Women’s History Month.National Women’s Hall of Fame Information (Courtesy of Wikipedia)