San Diego California-Pacific Exposition Commemorative Recoinage Legislation

H.R. 9673
May 6, 1936

Historic Legislation, May 6, 1936. Full text is duplicated in the body of this page.An Act To authorize the coinage of 50-cent pieces in connection with the California-Pacific International Exposition to be held in San Diego, California, in 1936.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, to indicate the interest of the Government of the United States in the continuation of the California-Pacific International Exposition at San Diego, California, for the year 1936, the Director of the Mint is authorized to receive from the California-Pacific International Exposition Company, or its duly authorized agent, not to exceed one hundred and eighty thousand silver 50-cent pieces heretofore coined under authority of an Act of Congress approved May 3, 1935, and recoin the same, under the same terms and conditions as contained in said Act: Provided, That the coins herein authorized shall all be of the same design, shall bear the date 1936 irrespective of the year in which they are minted or issued, and shall be coined at one of the mints of the United States to be designated by the Director of the Mint; and not less than five thousand coins shall be issued at any one time and no such coins shall be issued after the expiration of one year after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 2. The United States shall not be subject to the expense of making preparations for this recoinage, and such coins shall be issued only to California-Pacific International Exposition Company, or its duly authorized agent, which may dispose of the same at par or at a premium: Provided, That all proceeds therefrom shall be used in furtherance of the California-Pacific international projects.

SEC. 3. 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 security of the coin; or for any other purposes, whether said laws are penal or otherwise, shall, so far as applicable apply to the recoinage herein directed.

Approved, May 6, 1936.

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