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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/15th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 97

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March 3, 1819.
Chap. XCVII.—An Act to continue in force an act regulating the currency, within the United States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, and the crowns of France, and five franc pieces.

Act of March 3, 1821, ch. 53.
Gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal.
Of France.
Of Spain.
Current until first Nov., 1819; then to cease.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the gold coins of Great Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, shall be a legal tender in the payment of all debts, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains, or eighty-eight cents and eight-ninths per pennyweight. The gold coins of France, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven and a half grains, or eighty-seven and a quarter cents per pennyweight: The gold coins of Spain at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-right and a half grains, or eighty-four cents per pennyweight: until the first day of November next: And that, from and after that day, foreign gold coins shall cease to be a tender within the United States, for the payment of debts or demands.

So much of the act of 29th April, 1816, as relates to foreign silver coins, in force until 29th April, 1821.
Act of April 29, 1816, ch. 139.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act, entitled “An act regulating the currency, within the United States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain,” passed on the twenty-ninth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixteen, as relates to foreign silver coins, shall be, and the same is hereby, continued in force two years from and after the twenty-ninth day of April next, and no longer.

Approved, March 3, 1819.