H.R. 2453 (112th): Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act

Jul 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-201.
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Representative for Missouri's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 16, 2012
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1929 (Related)
Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 30, 2011


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 4, 2012.

Introduced Jul 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 07, 2011
Passed House Apr 18, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes Sep 22, 2012
House Agreed to Changes Nov 15, 2012
Signed by the President Dec 04, 2012
Full Title

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Apr 18, 2012 5:06 p.m.
Passed 408/4
On the Senate Amendment
Nov 15, 2012 6:02 p.m.
Passed 370/19

298 cosponsors (183R, 115D) (show)

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Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology

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12/4/2012--Public Law.
Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins and $1 silver coins emblematic of the life and legacy of Mark Twain.
Limits issuance of such coins to calendar year 2016.
Requires specified surcharges in the sale of such coins, which shall be promptly paid, in specified percentages, to:
(1) the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, to support the continued restoration of the house and grounds, and ensure continuing growth and innovation in museum programming to research, promote, and educate on the legacy of Mark Twain;
(2) the University of California, Berkeley, for the benefit of the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library to support programs to study and promote the legacy of Mark Twain;
(3) Elmira College, New York, for research and education purposes; and
(4) the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, to preserve historical sites related to Mark Twain and help support study and promotion programs.
Directs the Secretary to take actions to ensure that: (1) minting and issuing such coins will not result in any net cost to the federal government, and (2) no funds, including applicable surcharges, are disbursed to any recipient designated in this Act until the total cost of designing and issuing all of the coins authorized by this Act is recovered by the Treasury.

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