Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Fri Mar 9 19:36:23 UTC 2001
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Denominations of Federal money as determined by an Act of Congress, Aug. 8,
10 mills make 1 cent marked c.
10 cents 1 dime d.
10 dimes 1 dollar $
10 dollars 1 Eagle E.
The coins of Federal money are two of gold, four of silver, and two of copper.
The gold coins are an eagle and half-eagle; the silver, a dollar, half-dollar,
double-dime, and dime; the copper, a cent and a half-cent.
The double-dime was not immediately produced; instead the silver
quarter-dollar was introduced. Later there was a 20-cent coin; I don't know
whether it was called "double-dime". A silver half-dime was produced, later
replaced by the nickel. There were 2-cent and 3-cent coins. There were
additional gold coins: dollar, quarter-eagle, double-eagle.
-- Doug Wilson
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