PUBLIC LAW 109–145—DEC. 22, 2005
119 STAT. 2669
‘‘(5) ISSUANCE OF COINS COMMEMORATING FIRST SPOUSES.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The bullion coins issued under this subsection with respect to any spouse of a President shall be issued on the same schedule as the $1 coin issued under subsection (n) with respect to each such President. ‘‘(B) MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BULLION COINS FOR EACH DESIGN.—The Secretary shall— ‘‘(i) prescribe, on the basis of such factors as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, the maximum number of bullion coins that shall be issued with each of the designs selected under this subsection; and ‘‘(ii) announce, before the issuance of the bullion coins of each such design, the maximum number of bullion coins of that design that will be issued. ‘‘(C) TERMINATION OF PROGRAM.—No bullion coin may be issued under this subsection after the termination, in accordance with subsection (n)(8), of the $1 coin program established under subsection (n). ‘‘(6) QUALITY OF COINS.—The bullion coins minted under this Act shall be issued in both proof and uncirculated qualities. ‘‘(7) SOURCE OF GOLD BULLION.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall acquire gold for the coins issued under this subsection by purchase of gold mined from natural deposits in the United States, or in a territory or possession of the United States, within 1 year after the month in which the ore from which it is derived was mined. ‘‘(B) PRICE OF GOLD.—The Secretary shall pay not more than the average world price for the gold mined under subparagraph (A). ‘‘(8) BRONZE MEDALS.—The Secretary may strike and sell bronze medals that bear the likeness of the bullion coins authorized under this subsection, at a price, size, and weight, and with such inscriptions, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. ‘‘(9) LEGAL TENDER.—The coins minted under this title shall be legal tender, as provided in section 5103. ‘‘(10) TREATMENT AS NUMISMATIC ITEMS.—For purposes of section 5134 and 5136, all coins minted under this subsection shall be considered to be numismatic items.’’. SEC. 104. REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO CIRCULATION.
Section 5112 of title 31, United States Code, as amended by sections 102 and 103, by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(p) REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO CIRCULATION OF $1 COIN.— ‘‘(1) ACCEPTANCE BY AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES.— Beginning January 1, 2006, all agencies and instrumentalities of the United States, the United States Postal Service, all nonappropriated fund instrumentalities established under title 10, United States Code, all transit systems that receive operational subsidies or any disbursement of funds from the Federal Government, such as funds from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, including the Mass Transit Account, and all entities that operate any business, including vending machines, on any premises owned by the United States or under the control of any agency or instrumentality of the United States, including the legislative and judicial branches of the Federal Government,
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