Senate passes 2024 Greatest Generation three-coin measure

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Senate passes 2024 Greatest Generation three-coin measure

By Larry Jewett , Coin World, Published: May 20, 2022, 8 AM

A year after its introduction, a bill to create a commemorative coin for the National World War II Memorial passed the U.S. Senate and is sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The measure, S. 1596, was introduced May 12, 2021, by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., as the “Greatest Generation Memorial Act,” then seeking a 2023 commemorative coin program. The bill was revised to change the short title and applicable dates. The approved measure is now known as the “Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act.” The coin program, if approved, would begin in 2024 under the amended measure.

A similar measure, H.R. 1057, introduced in the house by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, on Feb. 15, 2021, under the title National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act, remains in the House Committee on Financial Services.

The Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act would provide a three-coin program offering Proof and Uncirculated versions of 50,000 gold $5 coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 copper nickel clad half dollars.

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