Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin Legislation

PUBLIC—NO. 476—74TH CONGRESS
H.R. 8886
March 18, 1936

Historic Legislation, March 18, 1936. Full text is duplicated in the body of this page.An Act To authorize the coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the founding of the capital of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the capital of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina, there shall be coined by the Director of the Mint twenty-five thousand silver 50-cent pieces, such coins to be of standard size, weight, and fineness of a special appropriate design to be fixed by the Director of the Mint, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, but the United States shall not be subject to the expense of making the model for master dies or other preparations for this coinage.

SEC. 2. Coins commemorating the founding of the capital of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina, shall be issued at par, and only upon the request of a committee of not less than three persons duly authorized by the mayor of the city of Columbia, South Carolina.

SEC. 3. Such coins may be disposed of at par or at a premium by the committee, duly authorized in section 2, and all proceeds shall be used in furtherance of the commemoration of the founding of the capital of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina.

SEC. 4. That all laws now in force relating to the subsidiary silver coins of the United States and the coining or striking of the same; regulating and guarding the process of coinage; providing for the purchase of material, and for the transportation, distribution, and redemption of the coins; for the prevention of debasement or counterfeiting; for the security of the coin; or for any other purposes, whether said laws are penal or otherwise, shall, so far as applicable, apply to the coinage herein directed.

SEC. 5. The coins authorized herein shall be issued in such numbers, and at such times as they may be requested by the committee, duly authorized by said mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, only upon payment to the United States of the face value of such coins.

Approved, March 18, 1936.

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