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SF Mint commem on fast track

0818museum.jpgCommemoratives marking the Old San Francisco Mint and its role in the earthquake and fire of 1906 may now be on the fast track.

American Numismatic Association Gov. Don Kagin announced April 7 to the bourse floor at the Atlanta convention that the measure had garnered the 67 co-sponsors in the Senate required for consideration by that body.

A gaggle of senators had rushed to sign on as co-sponsors just before the traditional Easter-Passover recess. The measure has already passed the House.

The legislation calls for a silver dollar and a $5 gold piece. It was introduced as Senate Bill 1881 last Oct. 18 by Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein of California.

If the measure passes both houses, it still needs to be signed into law by the President.

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