RENACCI INTRODUCES PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT03/01/12
Washington, DC—Tuesday, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) introduced H.R. 4104, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said Rep. Renacci. “Professional football is the most watched sport in America, and almost nine million people have visited the Hall to pay homage to heroes like Vince Lombardi, Johnny Unitas, Jim Thorpe, and of course Paul Brown, the man credited with founding both of Ohio’s professional football teams. Recent expansions have truly made it a state-of-the-art facility, and I am proud to serve as Hall’s representative in Congress.”
"In order to preserve the explosion of artifacts and documents that have come into the Hall due to the growing popularity of pro football, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is expanding its research, education and historical preservations for future generations," said George Veras, President of Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprise. “The Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act will help raise the Hall’s level of visibility and give fans the opportunity to own a keepsake that shows their support.”
If signed into law, the legislation would authorize the Treasury to issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins and 750,000 half dollar coins honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum. There is no cost to taxpayers associated with this bill, as a portion of the proceeds will cover the cost of producing the coins. The coins will be minted for one year beginning on January 1, 2016.
Rep. Renacci is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.
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