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U.S. Mint Report (1800)


Periodical Summary

U.S. Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for the year 1800. Extracted from the American State Papers, class 3 (Finance), volume 1, no. 156.

Paul Hybert summary: "A report from mint director Elias Boudinot to President Adams, who relayed it to Congress. The number of each denomination minted in 1800 is given, along with the profit on striking copper pieces in 1800 and the total of copper pieces coined since the start of operations. The great rise in the price of copper limited the number of copper pieces struck. The move of all government offices to the new seat of government means that the named officers will not be available at the mint for the upcoming annual assay inspection. The mint assayer has determined that the Spanish milled doubloons, previously made a legal tender at about eighty-seven cents per pennyweight, contain less than eighty-five cents of gold per pennyweight."

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