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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CHS. 260 , 261, 263 -JULY 6, 11, 1939 iorage for services performed by the Government of the United States relative to the coinage and delivery of silver dollars. The balance of such silver so received, that is 55 per centum, shall be coined into standard silver dollars and the same or any equal number of other standard silver dollars shall be delivered to the owner or depositor of such silver, and no provisions of law taxing transfers of silver shall extend or apply to any delivery of silver to a United States mint under this section. The 45 per centum of such silver so deducted shall be retained as bullion by the Treasury or coined into standard silver dollars and held or disposed of in the same manner as other bullion or silver dollars held in or belonging to the Treasury. (c) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to prescribe regu- lations to carry out the purposes of this section. Such regulations shall contain provisions substantially similar to the provisions con- tained in the regulations issued pursuant to the Act of Congress approved April 23, 1918 (40 Stat. L., p. 535), known as the Pittman Act, with such changes as he shall determine prescribing how silver tendered to such mints shall be identified as having been produced from natural deposits in the United States or any places subject to its jurisdiction subsequent to July 1, 1939. Approved, July 6, 1939. [CHAPTER 261] JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the presentation through the American Minister to Greece of a certain monument to the people of Greece. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is authorized and requested on behalf of the Order of the Sons of Pericles (the Junior Order of Ahepa), a national fraternity of youth- ful American citizens of Hellenic descent, to provide through the American Minister to Greece for the presentation to the people of Greece of the monument recently erected in the Garden of Heroes at Missolonghi, Greece, the shrine of Greek independence, as a tribute to and in commemoration of those patriotic Americans who, aided by the moral and material support and assistance of the entire American people, gave their services, their fortunes, and their lives to the cause of Greek independence in the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821. Approved, July 6, 1939. [CHAPTER 263] AM ACPT 999 Coinage of balance into standard silver dollars. Delivery; tax exemp- tion. Disposition of amount deducted. Regulations to be prescribed. 40 Stat. 035 . July 6, 1939 [H. J. Res. 294] [Pub. Res., No. 26] Greece. Presentation of cer- tain monument to people of, authorized. July 11, 1939 To provide national flags for the burial of honorably discharged former service [H. R . 2310] men and women. [Public, No. 166] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph I, Veterans Regulations Numbered 9 (a), as amended (U. S . C ., 1934 edition, title 38, ch. 12, appendix), be amended to read as follows: "I. Where an honorably discharged veteran of any war, or a person honorably discharged from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard after serving at least one enlistment or for disability incurred in line of duty, dies after discharge, a flag to drape the casket shall be furnished in all cases; such flag to be given to the next of kin after burial of the veteran.": Provided, That this amend- ment shall become effective on the date of enactment hereof. Approved, July 11, 1939. National flags for burial of honorably discharged veterans, etc., appendix. Proiso. Effective date.