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Removal of Barriers: Obligations of Certain Agencies, Businesses and Transit Systems

By January 1, 2008, all Federal agencies and instrumentalities (including certain non-appropriated fund instrumentalities), entities that operate any business on Federal property, the United States Postal Service, and certain transit systems are required to take appropriate actions to ensure that all of their business operations involving coins or currency will be fully capable of accepting and dispensing $1 coins, and that they display signs and notices denoting such capability on the premises. See 31 U.S.C. § 5112(p)(1).

Covered by this law are:

  • All agencies and instrumentalities of the United States, including the legislative and judicial branches of the Federal Government.
  • The United States Postal Service.
  • All non-appropriated fund instrumentalities, such as military exchanges and morale, welfare, and recreation facilities established under Title 10 of the United States Code regarding the Armed Forces.
  • All transit systems that receive operational subsidies or any disbursement of funds from the Federal Government, such as funds from the Federal Highway Trust Fund (including the Mass Transit Account).
  • All entities that operate any business, including vending machines, on any premises owned by the United States or under the control of any Federal agency or instrumentality.

Please click on the following link to see the full text of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005.

All covered entities must display signs and notices denoting their capability to accept and dispense $1 coins. Entities operating vending machines on any premises owned by the United States, or under the control of a Federal agency or instrumentality, must display signs on each vending machine. The United States Mint is in the process of developing reproducible artwork for signs and notices to assist covered institutions in complying with this provision of the Act. Please check back to these pages regularly for more information.

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The United States Mint Coins and Medals Program