“Coinage Legislation under President George Washington titled”

The Coinage Act Of April 2, 1792


SEC.1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacted and declared … there shall be the following officers and persons, namely, — … a treasurer…” (view The Treasurer section)

“…Dollars or units

Ibid, s.9.

Dollars or the same is now current, and to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard silver…”


“…Sec 16
Coins made a lawful tender,…
… shall be a lawful tender in all payments whatsoever, those of full weight according to the respective values…”


“…Sec 20

Money of account to be expressed in dollars,…

…That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars or units, …”

See The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 (Original Version) (PDF version)