Commemorative Coin Reform Act Report to Congress FY 2011 Second Quarter

January 1 – March 31, 2011

PROGRAM-WIDE SUMMARY

Modern commemorative coins authorized by Congress and produced by the United States Mint date from the introduction of the George Washington 250th Anniversary Half-Dollar in 1982. Congress has authorized a total of 57 commemorative coin programs through 2014 to honor people, places, events and institutions of significance in American history and culture. Surcharges from the sales of these coins are authorized to help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public at large. United States Mint commemorative coin programs have resulted in $491,296,594 in surcharges through the FY 2011 second quarter for many worthy recipient organizations.

Commemorative coins are beneficial to both the numismatic community and recipient organizations, but they also highlight our Nation’s history. To ensure that commemorative coin programs reap the benefits of the 1996 reforms, the United States Mint must continue to execute and oversee these coin programs in a conscientious, prudent and business-like manner.

FINANCIAL REPORTING

The matching funds criterion established by the Commemorative Coin Reform Act of 1996 (CCRA), as amended by Title II of Public Law 108-15 (April 23, 2003), requires commemorative coin programs to link public funding of special projects to private support by requiring recipient organizations to show receipts of donations from private sources “in an amount that is equal to or greater than the total amount of the proceeds of such surcharge derived from the sale of such numismatic item.” The CCRA makes commemorative coin program recipient organizations partners in bearing the risks of commemorative coin programs, and it ensures that the United States Mint recovers its costs of operating such coin programs.

The estimated program margin is total net revenue minus net operating cost less surcharges collected. This quarterly interim analysis was prepared using the accrual basis of accounting.

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 110-277, July 17, 2008

Surcharges of $10 per coin were authorized to be paid to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation to support the construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. Surcharges in the amount of $2,810,710 were paid to the recipient organization during the FY 2011 second quarter.

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 110-363, October 8, 2008

Surcharges of $10 per coin were authorized to be paid to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, which will make funds available to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of scouting in hard-to-serve areas. Surcharges in the amount of $3,499,830 were paid to the recipient organization during the FY 2011 second quarter.

2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 110-450, December 1, 2008

Sales for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins began January 31, 2011. The program includes gold, silver and clad proof and uncirculated coins with maximum mintage limits of 100,000 (gold), 500,000 (silver) and 750,000 (clad). Surcharges of $35 per gold coin sold, $10 per silver coin sold and $5 per clad coin sold are authorized to be paid to the Army Historical Foundation to help finance the National Museum of the United States Army. As of March 31, 2011, 232,550 coins (19,252 gold, 126,431 silver, 86,867 clad) have been sold.

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 111-91, November 6, 2009

Sales for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins began February 25, 2011. The program includes gold and silver proof and uncirculated coins with maximum mintage limits of 100,000 (gold) and 500,000 (silver). Surcharges of $35 per gold coin sold and $10 per silver coin sold are authorized to be paid to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to finance its educational, scholarship and outreach programs. Official sales figures are not yet available but will be provided in the FY 2011 third quarter report.

2011 September 11 National Medal Program*

Public Law 111-221, August 6, 2010

The recipient organization, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, will use surcharges from the sale of the medals to support its operations and maintenance following its completion. The program includes a silver medal with a maximum mintage of 2 million units. Recommended designs were submitted to the Department of the Treasury for approval on March 16, 2011.

*Under 31 U.S.C. § 5134(g), the United States Mint is not required to include updates on this national medal program in the CCRA quarterly report. However, the bureau is providing this information at its discretion in order to keep Senators and Members of Congress informed on program developments.

2012 National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 110-357, October 8, 2008

The recipient organization, the National Infantry Foundation, will use surcharges from the sale of the coins to establish an endowment to support the maintenance of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The program will include silver proof and uncirculated coins, with a maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options. Discussions with the recipient organization and design development continued during the FY 2011 second quarter.

2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 111-232, August 16, 2010

The recipient organization, the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, will use surcharges from the sale of the coins for the purpose of supporting bicentennial activities, educational outreach activities and preservation and improvement pertaining to the sites and structures relating to the War of 1812. The program will include gold $5 proof and uncirculated coins with a maximum mintage of 100,000 and silver dollar proof and uncirculated coins with a maximum mintage of 500,000. Discussions with the recipient organization and design development are ongoing.

2013 Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 111-86, October 29, 2009

The recipient organization, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, will use surcharges from the sale of the coins to fund program development and implementation. The program will include silver proof and uncirculated coins, with a maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options. Discussions surrounding the coin program name were held during the FY 2011 second quarter.

2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 111-262, October 8, 2010

The recipient organization, the Command and General Staff College Foundation, will use surcharges from the sale of the coins to help finance its support of the Command and General Staff College. The program will include gold, silver and clad coins in proof and uncirculated conditions. The gold coins have a maximum mintage of 100,000 across all product options, the silver coins have a maximum mintage of 500,000 across all product options and the clad coins have a maximum mintage of 750,000 across all product options. An initial meeting with the recipient organization was held in March 2011.

2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Program

Public Law 110-451, December 2, 2008

The recipient organization, the United Negro College Fund, will use surcharges from the sale of the coins to provide scholarships and internships for minority students, as well as operating funds and technology enhancement services for its 39 historically black college and university members. The program will include silver proof and uncirculated coins with a maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options.

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