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“Act to provide for a Copper Coinage” June 19, 1792 ACT Published Report in the “The Salem Gazette” Newspaper

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June 19, 1792-Dated Federal Period Newspaper, “The Salem Gazette”, Volume VI, Number 297, Complete, with report on the “Act to provide for a Copper Coinage”, Choice Very Fine.

Original 1792 Newspaper measures about 10.5” x 16.75”, 4 pages, complete. Front page headline report announcing that the U.S. Congress has Passed an: “Act to provide for a Copper Coinage”. Printed on rag paper, overall clean and well printed with light folds. This Act immediately followed the “Coinage Act of 1792”, which established the U.S. Mint and authorized the minting of Silver money. Also known as the “Mint Act” created the U.S. Dollar as the country’s standard unit of money, established the U.S. Mint and regulated the Coinage of the United States.
Historic Coinage Act of April 2, 1792:

Establishing a Mint and regulating the Coins of the United States.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacted and declared, That a Mint for the purpose of a national coinage be, and the same is established; to be situated and carried on at the seat of the Government of the United States, for the time being: And that for the well conducting of the business of the said Mint, there shall be the following officers and persons, namely, - a Director, an assayer, a chief coiner, an engraver, a treasurer.

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