Baucus, Tester, Rehberg back Glacier commemorative coin bill

Proceeds to Benefit Glacier Fund

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Montana’s Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester, and Congressman Denny Rehberg today introduced joint legislation to establish a one dollar commemorative coin for the 100-year anniversary of Glacier National Park.  The coin would be minted in 2010 and sold to collectors to raise money for the Glacier Fund, a non-profit organization that provides support for the preservation and heritage of Glacier National Park.

“Glacier National Park is not only a state treasure but it’s an integral part of our country’s heritage as well. The 100-year anniversary should be commemorated and celebrated across our state and across the U.S.,” Baucus said.

“The entire world considers Glacier Park a treasure,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks.  “Commemorating Glacier’s anniversary with a unique coin is a fitting way to celebrate everything the park has to offer.  And it will help raise the funding needed to help keep Glacier a special place for future generations.”

“This bill is a great recognition of Glacier’s rich history,” said Rehberg.  “Max, Jon, and I have fought hard to protect the Park’s rich natural resources and it’s only fitting we work together to commemorate this special place and benefit a good cause.”

Currently, rules set by Congress only allow for 2 one dollar commemorative coins each year.  Proceeds of these coins are given to a 501(c)3 in support of a charity operating to enhance the selected person or place.