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Washington reduces the size of the cent and half cent coins...



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January 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Jan. 30, 1796 

* President George Washington
* Coinage - coins - U.S. mint


Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" concerning the: "...act establishing a mint & regulating the coins of the United States.." which relates to the reduction of the size of the copper coin due to the increased cost of copper. It is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.
A significant numismatic item.
Four pages, binding holes & foxing near the spine affects a few words in the Proclamation, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's