The bill calling for a 2021 gold $5.00, silver $1.00 and CuNi $0.50 clad commemorative coins to commemorate the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum has passed the House and Senate and will soon be on the president's desk for signature into law.
Assuming he signs the bill, the 2021 commemorative coins will thus be set. The Christa McAuliffe 2021 commemorative silver dollar bill has already become law, so the Law Enforcement Museum coins will be the second program for 2021.
It appears the only way the Morgan and Peace dollar
recreations will appear in 2021 is via the gold versions under discussion elsewhere here on CCF.
If the National Law Enforcement Museum sounds familiar, it's because back in 1997 the Mint issued a commemorative silver dollar whose surcharges went to a fund for the maintenance and repair of the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
The Museum has been built across from the Memorial.
The 1997 surcharges ultimately went to the Department of the Interior which maintains the Memorial. The surcharges for the new coins will go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc. for its use with educational and outreach programs and exhibits.
As I mentioned above, the 2021 coin will be issued to commemorate the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum -- a museum that opened back in 2018. But what's a few years among friends (and collectors)!