Senate OKs $1 coin, state quarters

Version differs from earlier bill; legislation goes back to House

excerpt from an article by Michele Orzano, Coin World Staff

It went down to the wire late into the night but eventually the Senate approved legislation for the 50 state commemorative circulating quarter dollar, a new dollar coin and commemorative coins to mark the centennial of the first powered flight.

The House was expected to consider the Senate version when members returned to Washington, D.C., following the Nov. 11 Veterans Day federal holiday.

Late Nov. 9, the full Senate approved by unanimous consent S. 1228, along with wording from S. 1300, the United States $1 Coin Act of 1997 and S. 732, the First Flight commemorative coins to mark the Wright brothers achievements.

Aside from a technical amendment approved by the Senate, the legislation remains essentially unchanged from the House legislation. ...

The Senate approved: