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Bill Proposes Coins to Honor George and Barbara Bush

The bill would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara

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    Bill Proposes Coins to Honor George and Barbara Bush
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    HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush arrive for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bushand his wife, Barbara, for the year.

    The Bushes, who lived in Texas and Maine, both died in 2018.

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the coin will pay tribute to the Bush legacy of "courage, duty, honor, and compassion" and serve as a reminder of their contributions to the country.

    Sponsors include Collins and Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Rob Portman of Ohio and independent Sen. Angus King of Maine.

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    The Presidential $1 Coin Act requires the U.S. Treasury to issue new $1 coins in honor of the nation's deceased former presidents and directs the treasury to issue pure-gold bullion coins depicting first spouses.