Mother’s Day Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Introduced

May 16, 2014 in Coins, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Michael Zielinski. May 15, 2014  (

On May 8, 2014 Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced a bill which would require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of centennial of the establishment of Mother’s Day.

Anna Jarvis is considered to be the founder of the modern Mother’s Day. The first official celebration took place May 10, 1908 at Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia on the third anniversary of her mother’s passing. In 1910, the holiday was officially declared by the State of West Virginia. In 1914, the Sixty-Third Congress approved H. J. Res. 263 designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. President Woodrow Wilson issued a Presidential Proclamation the following day directing government officials to display the American flag on all government buildings and inviting the American people to display the flag at their homes on the second Sunday of May as a public expression of the love and reverence for the mothers of our Nation.

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