Late former president George H.W. Bush, first lady Barbara to get commemorative gold coins

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Just days after leaving the hospital, former President George H.W. Bush, 92, be will be on hand in his adopted hometown of Houston to oversee the coin toss before the NFL’s Super Bowl 51, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017.

File-Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged January 30th, 2017 from Houston Methodist Hospital, his spokesperson Jim McGrath said in a statement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Monday, the House passed the Bush Coin Act, which would put Former Pres. George H. W. Bush’s image on a dollar coin and his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, on the First Spouse $10 commemorative coin.

Texas Republican Congressman Roger Williams says his friend and fellow Texan shared more than just a passion for America’s favorite pastime, they also shared a passion for politics.

“I wear this ring right now that has his name on it as being a member of the George H. Bush Award that I won for College Baseball Hall of Fame,” says Williams.

California Democrat Maxine Waters says the bill would put President Bush on a Presidential dollar coin, and place his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush’s image on a special gold coin.

“Their dedication to patriotism, service, and to each other are an inspiration to us all,” says Waters.

The Bushes would join a long list of presidents honored this way. The President’s coin has his image on one side, and the Statue of Liberty on the other.

The coins are expected to be minted and issued later this year.

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