In January of 2021, the United States Mint will accept advance orders for the exclusive National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins.
Each year, Congress authorizes a maximum of two commemorative coin programs to celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. This is an honor of which we are very proud.
“We are overjoyed that our nation’s lawmakers have recognized the importance of this Museum and the vital role of law enforcement in our society,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto. “The significance of this coin and what it will mean both for the Museum and its supporters is immeasurable.”
THE DESIGN PROCESS
The President signed the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin (H.R. 1865) into law on December 20, 2019. Once H.R. 1865 became law, the coin design process began. Designers from the U.S. Mint solicited contributions from the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEM&M) for key themes, images, inspiration, and focal points. Approximately 70 designs were shared with NLEM&M to review for accuracy and appropriateness.
The resultant designs were then reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), which serves as an informed, experienced, and impartial resource to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on designs of all US coins and medals. The CCAC, in representation of the interests of all American citizens and collectors, made the final decision on the coin designs that the Secretary approved on November 12, 2020.
The coins will be produced in three denominations: gold coins, silver dollars, and half-dollar clad coins. They will be available throughout 2021 for purchase through the US Mint, as well as in the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Gift Shop. However, a finite quantity of coins will be minted, so collectors and supporters are encouraged to preorder. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin will help endow programs and exhibits at the Museum.