November 26, 2014

Mark Twain commemorative coins to benefit Hannibal, his boyhood home

A bill sponsored by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer has been signed into law by the President that creates a Mark Twain commemorative coin.

Part of the bill is that sales of the coin benefit Twain’s Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal.

Under the new law, the U.S. Mint will produce for a limited time, one-dollar silver and five-dollar gold coins in honor of the famous writer.

Other sites benefiting from sales of the coins include the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, New York, and the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library of the University of California-Berkeley.