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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 34

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April 24, 1800.
Chap. XXXIV.—An Act respecting the Mint.[1]

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum Appropriation for the purchase of copper.
Act of May 8, 1792, ch. 39.
equal to the amount of the cents and half cents, which shall have been coined at the mint, and delivered to the treasurer of the United States, subsequent to the third day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, shall be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purchase of copper for the further coinage of cents and half cents; and that a sum equal to the amount of cents and half cents, which shall be hereafter coined at the mint, and delivered to the treasurer of the United States in any one year, shall be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the annual purchase of copper for the coinage of cents and half cents, which sums shall be payable out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Part of bullion deposited, to be retained for the expense of refining.
Vol. i. 440.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be retained from every deposit in the mint, of gold or silver bullion below the standard of the United States, such sum as shall be equivalent to the expense incurred in refining the same, and an accurate account of such expense on every such deposit shall be kept, and of the sums retained on account of the same, which shall be accounted for by the treasurer of the mint, with the treasury of the United States.

Approved, April 24, 1800.


  1. See an act to establish the mint, &c., April 13, chap. 16, and the note, Vol. i. 246.