Nomisma: Or, "Legal Tender."

D. Appleton, 1877 - 157 pages
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Page 73 - And on and after the first day of January, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem, in coin, the United States legal-tender notes then outstanding on their presentation for redemption, at the office of the assistant treasurer of the United States in the city of New York, in sums of not less than fifty dollars.
Page 27 - And to compass this last, there seems nothing more requisite than to take off about 10J. or 12d. from the guinea ; so that gold may bear the same proportion to the silver money in England which it ought to do by the course of trade and exchange in Europe. But if only 6d. were taken off at present, it would diminish the temptation to export or melt down the silver coin. And, by the effects, would show hereafter better than can appear at present, what further reduction would be most convenient for...

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