Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce announced his cosponsorship of H.R. 627, the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.
"All Americans agree that our national parks are worth preserving, and this coin gives the National Park Service the credit it deserves for maintaining these landscapes," said Pearce. "Our national parks include some of our nation's great treasures, including Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southern New Mexico. I encourage New Mexicans to take advantage of the National Park system by getting out and enjoying the beautiful scenery of our great nation."
The bill commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, by directing the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, half dollars, and silver dollars depicting and representing the National Park Service. The National Park Service, which was established in 1916, comprises 84 million acres of land across the United States.