Mark Twain Coin Proposed

The congressmen who represents Mark Twain’s boyhood home,  and the one who represents the city where he settled later in life have joined forces to propose a special “Mark Twain Commemorative Coin.”

Representative John Larson says he and Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer are proposing a new set of one-dollar and five-dollar silver coins to be released into circulation in 2016.

Surcharges associated with the coins will be directed to four nonprofit organizations which preserve the work and legacy of Twain, including the Mark Twain House and Museum on Farmington Avenue in Hartford.

Other sites to benefit will be the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, New York and the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, California.


More From CBS Connecticut

Win Red Sox Tickets All Season
Price Chopper Supermarkets Presents Retail Food Rescue Program

Listen Live