This law will allow the striking of the Twain commemorative in 2016. The program will be for 100,000 $5 gold coins and 350,000 silver dollars whose designs “shall be emblematic of the life and legacy of Mark Twain.” There will be the usual $35 surcharge for the gold coin and $10 for the silver dollar that will be distributed evenly to:
- Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut
- University of California, Berkeley for the benefit of the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library
- Elmira College, New York, to be used for research and education purposes
- Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri
I still think Twain would be amused.