114 STAT. 1436 PUBLIC LAW 106-375—OCT. 27, 2000 (8) Thousgmds of Americans, including many American Indians, came from all over the Nation to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the NMAI on September 28, 1999. (9) The NMAI is scheduled to open in the summer of 2002. (10) The original 5-cent buffalo nickel, as designed by James Earle Fraser and minted from 1913 through 1938, which portrays a profile representation of a Native American on the obverse side and a representation of an American buffalo on the reverse side, is a distinctive and appropriate model for a coin to commemorate the NMAI. (11) The surcharge proceeds from the sale of a commemorative coin, which would have no net cost to the taxpayers, would raise valuable funding for the opening of the NMAI and help to supplement the endowment and educational outreach funds of the NMAI. SEC. 3. COIN SPECIFICATIONS. (a) $1 SILVER COINS. — In commemoration of the opening of the Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution, the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") shall mint and issue not more than 500,000 $1 coins, each of which shall— (1) weigh 26,73 grams; (2) have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and (3) contain 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. (b) LEGAL TENDER,—The coins minted under this Act shall be legal tender, as provided in section 5103 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 4. SOURCES OF BULLION. The Secretary may obtain silver for minting coins under this Act from any available source, including stockpiles established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act. SEC. 5. DESIGN OF COINS. (a) DESIGN REQUIREMENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The design of the $1 coins minted under this Act shall be based on the original 5-cent buffalo nickel designed by James Earle Fraser and minted from 1913 through 1938. Each coin shall have on the obverse side a profile representation of a Native American, and on the reverse side, a representation of an American buffalo (also known as a bison). (2) DESIGNATION AND INSCRIPTIONS.—On each coin minted under this Act there shall be— (A) a designation of the value of the coin; (B) an inscription of the year "2001"; and (C) inscriptions of the words "Liberty", "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and "E Pluribus Unum". (b) SELECTION. —The design for the coins minted under this Act shall be— (1) selected by the Secretary, after consultation with the Commission of Fine Arts; and (2) reviewed by the Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee.
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