Dick Hanscom submitted this account of how the Fairbanks Coin Club proposed, and 4H students lobbied the Alaska State Legislature about the mintage and release of the Elizabeth
Peratrovich Dollar coin. Thanks! Democracy in action. -Editor
The item on the U.S. Mint Forum prompted me to contact The E-Sylum with the following information.
In January of this year, the Fairbanks Coin Club contacted the members of the Alaska State Legislature promoting the release of the then proposed Elizabeth Peratrovich
Dollar coin to circulation in Alaska. In the spring, local 4H leaders traveled to Juneau with a group of 4H'ers as part of the 4H Youth in Government program. They lobbied all
60 legislators for a resolution calling for the release of the Peratrovich Dollar to circulation in Alaska. They also met Paulette Mareno, Grand President of the Alaska Native
Sisterhood, who has been involved with the mint since the beginning of this project.
The results of the lobbying is HJR9, calling for the release of 5 million of the coins to be released to circulation in Alaska. The resolution can be viewed here:
You can watch the floor debate at:
Give it time to load. It will take a few seconds.
Testimony on HJR9 begins at about 23:00 minutes. The best part is at 42:30 minutes. Except for one long winded speech in opposition, the testimony is overwhelmingly
With all the "odd" things the mint is currently doing, this gives me hope that this might just be possible. Since we don't get any of the "W" quarters
in Alaska, this would be a great alternative.
Very cool. It's nice that the full video of the session is available. Open government at its best. Here's the key section of the bill. -Editor
"BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature requests that the United States Secretary of the Treasury, under the Native American $1 Coin Act, mint not less
than 5,000,000 Elizabeth Peratrovich $1 coins to be issued at face value and delivered to the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for distribution for
deposit in banks throughout the State of Alaska; "
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NATIVE AMERICAN COIN FIGURE PERATROVICH (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n42a16.html)
VIC MASON'S THOUGHTS ON U.S. MINT FORUM (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n45a14.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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