Mint News Blog has a round-up of the coin-related bills passed (and not passed) by the last Congress. Some of the commemorative coins that were authorized over some of those not authorized caused me to raise an eyebrow. I’d rather have seen the centennial of U.S. Marine Corps Aviation celebrated over the Lions Club, if there was a limit to the number of coins.
For the record, here are the coins authorized by the last Congress:
- 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame ($5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half dollars)
- 2015 March of Dimes (silver dollars)
- 2015 225th Anniversary of the United States Marshals Service ($5 gold coins, silver dollars, half dollars)
- 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative ($5 gold coins, silver dollars)
- 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial (silver dollars)