Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2013) – Representative Pearce has joined a bipartisan group of his Congressional colleagues to support HR. 627 a bill that will authorize the minting of a series of commemorative coins: a five dollar gold coin, a silver dollar, and a clad half dollar. Proceeds from this commemorative coin program will go to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks for projects and programs that help preserve and protect resources under the stewardship of the National Park Service. There will be no cost to the taxpayers for this legislation.
“We are thrilled to have the support of Representative Pearce for the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “This legislation is a unique opportunity for America’s extraordinary national park system. The passing of the commemorative coin bill will provide a special way for individuals to mark this significant milestone while simultaneously providing incredible support to these cherished places.”
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