By CoinWeek News Staff ….
On December 21, 2017, United States Representative David Reichert (R-WA8) introduced a bill to Congress authorizing the United States Mint to produce commemorative coins honoring the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. The National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 4732) provides for a maximum of 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver $1 coins, and 750,000 clad half dollars to be struck in 2021.
The National Law Enforcement Museum
The Law Enforcement Museum’s mission is to “honor and commemorate the service and sacrifice” of law enforcement officers all around the country. It is also meant to serve as a “bridge” between the past and the present of law enforcement, improve the public’s understanding of and increase public support for law enforcement, and to help provide for law enforcement safety.
The museum itself was authorized by Public Law 106-492, the National Law Enforcement Museum Act, which was signed by President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton in 2000. Construction didn’t begin on the building until April of 2016, but the museum is set to open officially in September of 2018.
Surcharges for the National Law Enforcement Museum commemoratives follow the usual pattern for such legislation: $35 for the gold coin, $10 for the silver, and $5 for the clad half. All surcharges will go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which is building the Museum.
There will be no public design contest for this commemorative program. Instead, designs will be solicited from artists working with the Mint and reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Officers Memorial Fund.
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