WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to authorize the U.S. Department of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in honor of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Marine Corps in 2025 was signed into law. The coins will be manufactured at no extra cost to taxpayers and proceeds from coin sales will support efforts to preserve and share the branch’s history and tradition of service to our nation.
“The Marine Corps has kept our country safe, secure, and free for nearly 250 years, and the Marines’ steadfast dedication to our nation deserves to be honored nationwide,” said Senator Hassan. “I am glad to see our bipartisan bill become law, and I look forward to commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Marine Corps.”
“For nearly 250 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has bravely defended our nation and helped keep us free,” said Senator Shaheen. “In recognition of their unparalleled dedication and service to our country, I’m proud to have supported this law directing the Department of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins for the Marines’ 250th anniversary.”
The 250th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps Commemorative Coin Act would instruct the U.S. Mint to issue 50,000 limited edition five dollar coins, 400,000 one dollar coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins. Revenue from the sale of the coins would reimburse the U.S. Mint for designing and issuing expenses, with the remaining proceeds going to support the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, a charitable organization that funds the National Museum of the Marine Corps and hosts educational, historical, and cultural programs.