Senate passes bill allowing the Mint to make a baseball coin

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H.R. 1071 makes a technical correction to a 2012 law dealing with the production of commemorative coins for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary in 2014.

The Mint will make curved coins, which will make the coins smaller than last year's legislation required. This bill allows the coins to be a little smaller.

The Mint asked Congress to change to the law so it can start with standard precious metal blanks that are 0.850 inches and 1.500 inches in diameter for $5 gold coins.