Coinage Act

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Coinage Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States related to coinage.


United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Coinage Act of 1792, established the U.S. Mint and defined coinage standards; silver-to-gold ratio set at 15:1
  • Coinage Act of 1834, altered the silver-to-gold ratio to 16:1
  • Coinage Act of 1849, created two new denominations of gold coins, $1 and $20
  • Coinage Act of 1853, reduced the silver in half-dollar, quarter, dime, and half-dime coins; authorized a $3 gold coin
  • Coinage Act of 1857, forbid use of foreign coins as legal tender, reduced the size of the cent, ended the half-cent coin
  • Coinage Act of 1864, mandated that the inscription "In God We Trust" be placed on all coins minted as United States currency
  • Coinage Act of 1873, made the U.S. Mint part of the Treasury Department; silver demonetized, three minor coins terminated
  • Coinage Act of 1965, effectively ended the mintage of circulating silver coins

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