US Coins to Honour National Law Enforcement Museum

05 Jan 2018  Fri

A special Law was introduced by the end of last year according to which, a maximum of 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver $1 coins, and 750,000 clad half dollars honoring the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, will be released in 2021.

Through this coin release, the Law Enforcement Museum aims at honouring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the US. It also tries to minimize gaps between the past and the present of law enforcement, improve awareness and public support for law enforcement, and help provide for law enforcement safety.

The construction of the museum began in April 2016 and will be officially open in September 2018. Surcharges of $35 will be applied for each gold coin, $10 for silver, and $5 for clad half. Money collected through this surcharges would be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which is building the Museum.

Instead of a public design contest, artists at the Mint will provide options which will be reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Officers Memorial Fund.

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