Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate amended (09/24/1998)

Authorizes the President to present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal to Gerald and Betty Ford in recognition of their dedicated public service and outstanding humanitarian contributions to the people of the United States.

Authorizes appropriations. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicate medals in bronze.

Authorizes the President to present gold medals, on behalf of the Congress, to named individuals referred to collectively as the "Little Rock Nine," in recognition of the selfless heroism they exhibited and the pain they suffered in the cause of civil rights by integrating Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicates of such medals in bronze.

Amends the United States Commemorative Coin Act of 1996 to terminate the issuance, after December 31, 1998, of coins minted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the breaking of the color barrier in major league baseball by Jackie Robinson.

Declares all the medals authorized by this Act to be national medals.