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Tenney seeks coins to honor Erie Canal

October 15, 2021

Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, New Hartford and Congressman Paul Tonko — along with several cosponsors — introduced the bipartisan Erie Canal Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act.

“This bill directs the US Treasury Secretary to design and produce a commemorative $5 gold coin, $1 silver coin, and a half-dollar coin to honor the canal’s bicentennial and highlight the tremendous contributions the Erie Canal has made to New York’s economic and historic success as well as our Nation’s development. All proceeds of the coin will benefit the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, the official nonprofit partner for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor,” a release notes.