“I could not be more pleased that my Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act passed in the House with such overwhelming bi-partisan support, and I thank the 294 Members who co-sponsored the bill,” said Renacci. “Professional football remains America’s most popular sport, and the Hall of Fame is truly the place to go if you want to revel in its rich history. The Hall will now have the ability to further expand their already impressive collection, preserving the story of this great game for future generations. The Coin Act will also allow the Hall to continue its many and varied programs that benefit children and our community. The bill’s passage is fantastic news for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and for Canton.”
“My thanks to Congressman Renacci and his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passage of the Coin Act,” said Veras. “The 2016 Coin supports the Hall’s mission to preserve professional football’s historic documents and artifacts and educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of professional football as an important part of American culture. This will enable us to better serve the millions of fans for whom football is a daily part of their lives.”
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 Jan. 1, 2016. The bill now awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate.
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 more than 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.
Published: August 2, 2012