Legislation to Regulate Copper Coins

Act of January 14, 1793

Historic Legislation, January 14, 1793. Full text is duplicated in the body of this page.An act regulating the coinage of copper.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every cent shall contain two hundred and eight grains of copper, and every half cent shall contain one hundred and four grains of copper; and that so much of the act entitled “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States¹,” as respects the weight of cents and half cents, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

¹Act of April 2, 1792, ch 16.

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