- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are again proposing a commemorative coin to help fund a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Joe Courtney announced their renewed effort Friday. Courtney says he has 116 bipartisan sponsors for his House version of the bill reintroduced last month.

The legislation requires the U.S. Treasury to create the coin. Supporters say it would be minted in 2018 and could raise at least $2 million for the $100 million museum.

Murphy’s office tells The Day of New London (https://bit.ly/1O3edaZ) the $5 coins would sell for $40, the $1 coins for $11, and half dollars for $5.50.

National Coast Guard Museum Association treasurer John Johnson says the organization has raised about $25.3 million so far.

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Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

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