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1st printing of MINT ACT Numismatics COINS BEST 1792 newspaper Gazette of the US

1792 Gazette of the US newspaper with MINT ACT

Published by Gazette of the United States, Philadelphia, PA, 1792
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the Gazette of the US (Philadelphia, PA) dated April 14, 1792. This newspaper is the BEST display newspaper, containing the FIRST PRINTING of the MINT ACT of the United States. It is printed in full on the front page and signed in type by President GEORGE WASHINGTON. This newspaper has a front page woodcut engraving display of an heraldic Federal eagle and a headline: "An Act establishing a Mint, and Regulating the Coins of the United States." This newspaper contains the FIRST PRINTING in any form of the MINT ACT establishing the coinage of the United States. This is the "holy grail" of publications in early US Numismatics and would be a magnificent item to frame and display by a serious collector of early US coins !! The Coinage Act or the Mint Act, passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792, established the United States Mint and regulated the coinage of the United States. The long title of the legislation is An act establishing a mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States. This act established the silver dollar as the unit of money in the United States, declared it to be lawful tender, and created a decimal system for U.S. currency. By the Act, the Mint was to be situated at the seat of government of the United States. The five original officers of the U.S. Mint were a Director, an Assayer, a Chief Coiner, an Engraver, and a Treasurer (not the same as the Secretary of the Treasury). The Act allowed that one person could perform the functions of Chief Coiner and Engraver. The Assayer, Chief Coiner and Treasurer were required to post a $10,000 bond with the Secretary of the Treasury. Although some of the provisions in the 1792 Coinage Act were adjusted as time went by, the majority of the rules specified in this Act remained in effect for many decades. Essentially, it provided the basic framework on which all subsequent coinage production was based. While the first draft of the Act stipulated that all coins would employ a portrait of the president on the obverse, the final version called for an image emblematic of liberty. The Act also authorized construction of a mint building in Philadelphia, the nation's capital. This was the first federal building erected under the United States Constitution. Mint director David Rittenhouse laid the building's cornerstone on July 31. Good-Very good condition. This listing includes the complete entire original newspaper, NOT just a clipping or a page of it. Bookseller Inventory # 000079

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Title: 1st printing of MINT ACT Numismatics COINS ...

Publisher: Gazette of the United States, Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1792

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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