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Washington Proclamation on coinage...

Item # 665952

February 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796  

* President George Washington
* Proclamation signed in script
* U.S. coinage - copper cent

At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. It is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington
This is a significant numismatic item which also reduced slightly the size of these two coins at the time, and great to have a Washington Proclamation on the front page.
Four pages, various foxing, and some minor chipping at the right margin which does not affect any text.

Item from Catalog 295 (released for June, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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