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This series covers Congressional reports with numismatic content. These documents provide insight into the legislative process underlying activities of the Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

 

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    Report of the Committee on the Currency, on the expediency of increasing the relative value of the gold hereafter to be coined at the mint of the United States 2/2/1821

    Report of the Committee on the Currency, on the expediency of increasing the relative value of the gold hereafter to be coined at the mint of the United States

    A congressional report on the lack of circulating gold. The same text is in the American State Papers, finance (class 3), volume 3, no. 614.

    Paul Hybert summary: "A committee report to the House of Representatives, that the low valuation of gold with respect to silver is the cause of the lack of gold coins in the United States. This report cites and repeats the findings of an earlier report, and this report accompanied a bill to correct the problem."

    A transcription is at: http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v3/n614.html.


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