Disabled Veterans Coin Steps Closer
A silver $1 coin
commemorating disabled U.S. veterans is nearly a
step away from reality.
As reported last week, H.R. 634 or the American
Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin
Act easily passed through the House in May of
2007, and it unanimously passed the Senate
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
May 20, 2008.
While expectations were that it would face the
full Senate’s vote later this year for easy
passage, that full vote happened yesterday, June
10. H.R. 634 passed in unanimous fashion.
Before the President can sign the bill to make
it law, it moves to a conference committee of
senators and representatives to work out
differences in the versions each chamber
But differences are small, with only a slight
amendment to the coin’s design requirements.
President Bush should see the legislation sooner
vs. later, and will readily sign it.
The legislation calls for 350,000 silver dollar
proof and uncirculated coins in 2010.
A surcharge of $10 per coin will go to the
Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation, a
nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to
raise the funds necessary to build the Memorial.