Is the US Mint Authorized to Strike This?
The Mint is selling the below medal (their photos below). It’s a silver duplicate of the Gold Congressional Medal awarded to Jackie Robinson. However, is the US Mint authorized to do so?
Public Law 108–101 Sec 3. states: “Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck under section 2 at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead expenses.
The law only authorized bronze duplicates, not silver, and that’s why I pose the question. I’m interested to hear others’ thoughts.
Adding a link to the full law: https://www.congress.gov/108/plaws/publ101/PLAW-108publ101.pdf