H.R.2453 - Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain.
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HR 2453 EAS In the Senate of the United States, Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 2453) entitled ‘An Act t.R.2453CommentsClose CommentsPermalink September 22 (legislative day, September 21), 2012.
In the Senate of the United States,
Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 2453) entitled ‘An Act t.R.2453CommentsClose CommentsPermalink September 22 (legislative day, September 21), 2012.
September 22 (legislative day, September 21), 2012.
(1) Samuel Clemens--better known to the world as Mark Twain--was a unique American voice whose literary work has had a lasting effect on our Nation’s history and culture.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) Mark Twain’s literary and educational legacy remains strong even today, with nearly every book he wrote still in print, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn--both of which have never gone out of print since they were first published over a century ago.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) Even today, Americans seek to know more about the life and work of Mark Twain, as people from around the world and across all 50 States annually flock to National Historic Landmarks like the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, MO.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(6) Mark Twain’s work is remembered today for addressing the complex social issues facing America at the turn of the century, including the legacy of the Civil War, race relations, and the economic inequalities of the ‘Gilded Age’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(7) Today Mark Twain’s work lives on through educational institutions throughout the United States, such as the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, California, and the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, in Elmira, New York.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Mint Facility- Only 1 facility of the United States Mint may be used to strike lines 5 through 7 and insert the following:any particular quality of the coins minted under this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Distribution- Subject to
(1) One-quarter of the surcharges, to the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, to support the continued restoration of the Mark Twain house and grounds, and ensure continuing growth and innovation in museum programming to research, promote and educate on the legacy of Mark Twain.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) One-quarter of the surcharges, to the University of California, Berkeley, California, for the benefit of the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library to support programs to study and promote the legacy of Mark Twain.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Audits- The Comptroller General of the United States shall have the right to examine such books, records, documents, and other data of each of the organizations referred to in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (b) as may be related to the expenditures of amounts paid under such subsection.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Limitation- Notwithstanding subsection (a), no surcharge may be included with respect to the issuance under this Act of any coin during a calendar year if, as of the time of such issuance, the issuance of such coin would result in the number of commemorative coin programs issued during such year to exceed the annual 2 commemorative coin program issuance limitation under
(2) no funds, including applicable surcharges, are disbursed to any recipient designated in section 7 until the total cost of designing and issuing all of the coins authorized by this Act (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead expenses, marketing, and shipping) is recovered by the United States Treasury, consistent with sections 5112(m) and 5134(f) of title 31, United States Code.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink