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bled, That a branch of the mint of the United States Branch mint be located and established at Denver, in the Territory of coln gold. Colorado, for the coinage of gold.

at Denver

to

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for carrying mint on the business of said branch, the following officers shall be appointed as soon as the public interest shall require their service, upon the nomination of the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, namely: one superintendent, one assayer, one melter and refiner. and one coiner; and the said superintendent shall employ as many clerks, subordinate workmen, and laborers, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, as may be required.

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(The rest of the section fixes salaries of officers and clerks.)

Officers of

(Section 3 prescribes that officers and clerks shall take oath of office and give bonds.)

prescribe regu

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the general direction of the business of said branch of the mint of the United States shall be under the control and regulation of the director of the mint at Philadelphia, subject to the approbation of the Secretary of the Treasury; and for that purpose it shall be the duty of the said director Director to to prescribe such regulations and require such returns lations, etc. periodically and occasionally, and to establish such charges for parting, assaying, refining, and coining, as shall appear to him to be necessary for the purpose of carrying into effect the intention of this act in establishing said branch; also for the purpose of preserving uniformity of weight, form, and finish in the coin stamped at said branch.

Branch to be

under control

of Director of

Mint, etc.

eys.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That said branch, Branch mint to be deposit mint shall be a place of deposit for such public moneys for public monas the Secretary of the Treasury may direct. And the Superintendent of said branch mint, who shall perform the duties of treasurer thereof, shall have the custody of the same, and also perform the duties of assistant treasurer; and for that purpose shall be subject to all the provisions contained in an act entitled "An act to pro- vol. 1, p. 59. vide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue," approved August six, eighteen hundred and forty-six, which relates to the treasury of the branch mint at New Orleans,

1846, ch. 90,

Certificates of deposit may be

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the superinissued in pay- tendent of said branch mint be authorized, under the

ment for de

posits for coin- direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, and on terms

age.

to be prescribed by him, to issue in payment of the gold dust and bullion deposited for assay and coinage or bars, drafts, or certificates of deposit, payable at the Treasury or any Sub-treasury of the United States, to any depositor electing to receive payment in that form.

Laws for regulation of mint,

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all the laws applicable to and parts of laws now in force for the regulation of the mint of the United States, and for the government of the officers and persons employed therein, and for the punishment of all offences connected with the mint or coinage of the United States, shall be and they are hereby declared to be in full force in relation to the branch of the mint by this act established, as far as the same may be applicable thereto.

(Section 8 makes appropriation to carry this act into effect.)

Approved, April 21, 1862.

NOTE.-By the act of July 12, 1870 (16 Stat. L., 241), it was provided, "That after the first day of April, 1870, the branch mint at Denver shall be carried on as an assay office only, and all unexpended balances of appropriations shall be paid and covered into the treasury of the United States, and all the offices not herein provided for are hereby abolished." The offices provided for are assayer, melter, and three clerks.

ACT OF MARCH 3, 1863.

770.

12 Stat. L., CHAP. XCVI.-An act to establish a branch mint of the United States in the Territory of Nevada.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem

Branch mint bled, That a branch of the mint of the United States be

established at

Carson City, located and established at Carson City, in the Territory

Nev.

of Nevada, for the coinage of gold and silver.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for carrying

President to appoint officers

of mint. on the business of said branch, the following officers shall

ent to appoint clerks.

be appointed, as soon as the public interest shall require their service, upon the nomination of the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, namely: one superintendent, one assayer, one melter and refiner. Superintend- and one coiner; and the said superintendent shall employ as many clerks, subordinate workmen, and laborers, under

the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, as may be required. (Rest of section fixes salaries of officers, clerks, etc.)

(Section 3 provides that officers and clerks shall take oaths, and give bonds.)

mint to direct of

branch.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the general Director of direction of the business of said branch of the mint of business the United States shall be under the control and regulation of the director of the mint at Philadelphia, subject to the approbation of the Secretary of the Treasury; and for that purpose it shall be the duty of the said director to prescribe such regulations and require such returns periodically and occasionally, and to establish such charges for parting, assaying, refining, and coining, as shall appear to him to be necessary for the purpose of carrying into effect the intention of this act in establishing said branch; also for the purpose of preserving uniformity of weight, form, and finish in the coin stamped at said branch.

to be place of

lic moneys.

ent to have cus

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That said branch Branch mint mint shall be a place of deposit for such public moneys deposit for pubas the Secretary of the Treasury may direct. And the Superintend superintendent of said branch mint, who shall perform tody. the duties of treasurer thereof, shall have the custody of the same, and also perform the duties of assistant treasurer; and for that purpose shall be subject to all the provisions contained in an act entitled "An act to provide for 1846, ch. 90, the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue," approved August six, eighteen hundred and forty-six, which relates to the treasury of the branch mint at New Orleans.

Vol. IX, p. 59.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the superin- Superintend ent may pay for tendent of said branch mint be authorized, under the dust, etc., deposited. by direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, and on terms drafts or tificates of deto be prescribed by him, to issue in payment of the gold posit. dust and bullion deposited for assay and coinage or bars, drafts, or certificates of deposit, payable at the treasury or any sub-treasury of the United States, to any depositor electing to receive payment in that form.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all the laws, Laws regulatand parts of laws now in force for the regulation of the made applica mint of the United States, and for the government of the branch. officers and persons employed therein, and for the punish

ing mint, etc., ble to this

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ment of all offences connected with the mint or coinage of the United States shall be, and they are hereby, declared to be in full force in relation to the branch of the mint by this act established, as far as the same may be applicable thereto.

(Section 8 makes an appropriation to carry this act into effect.)

Approved, March 3, 1863.

ACT OF APRIL 22, 1864.

13 Stat. L., 54. CHAP. LXVI.—An act in amendment of an act entitled "An act relating to foreign coins and the coinage of cents at the mint of the United States," approved Feb ruary twenty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

weight, etc., of mint.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States of America in Congress assem Standardbled, That, from and after the passage of this act, the standard weight of the cent coined at the mint of the United States shall be forty-eight grains, or one tenth of Act Feb. 12, one ounce troy; and said cent shall be composed of ninety

1873,

section

16.

five per centum of copper, and five per centum of tin and zinc, in such proportions as shall be determined by the Two-cent Director of the Mint; and there shall be from time to

pieces be coined.

Ibid.

time struck and coined at the mint a two-cent piece, of the same composition, the standard weight of which shall be ninety-six grains, or one-fifth of one ounce troy, with no greater deviation than four grains to each piece of said Shape, devices, cent and two-cent coins; and the shape, mottoes, and de

etc.

Present laws extended thereto. Revised Statutes, 5462.

vices of said coins shall be fixed by the Director of the Mint, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury; and the laws now in force relating to the coinage of cents and providing for the purchase of material and prescrib ing the appropriate duties of the officers of the mint and the Secretary of the Treasury be, and the same are hereby, extended to the coinage herein provided for.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws now in force relating to the coins of the United States and the striking and coining the same shall, so far as applicable, be extended to the coinage herein authorized, whether said laws are penal or otherwise, for the security of the coin, regulating and guarding the process of striking and coining, for preventing debasement or counterfeiting, or for any other purpose.

Mint to secure alloy in such

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Director of Director the Mint shall prescribe suitable regulations to insure a conformity of due conformity to the required weights and proportions coins. of alloy in the said coins; and shall order trials thereof to be made from time to time by the assayer of the mint, whereof a report shall be made in writing to the Director.

be legal tender

sums.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said coins, Such coins to shall be a legal tender in any payment, the one-cent coin and for what to the amount of ten cents, and the two-cent coin to the Repealed. amount of twenty cents; and it shall be lawful to pay out said coins in exchange for the lawful currency of the United States, (except cents or half cents issued under former acts of Congress,) in suitable sums, by the treasurer of the mint, and by such other depositaries as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, under general regulations proposed by the Director of the Mint and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury; and the expenses incident to such exchange, distribution, and transmission may be paid out of the profits of said coinage; and the net profits of said coinage, ascertained in like manner as is prescribed in the second section of the act to which this is a supplement, shall be transferred to the Treasury of the United States.

(Section 5 prescribes a penalty for making coins intended to be passed as one or two cent pieces.) Approved, April 22, 1864.

ACT OF JUNE 8, 1864.

CHAP. CXIV.-An act to punish and prevent the counterfeiting of coin of the United States.

13 Stat. L.,

120.

(This act prescribes a penalty for counterfeiting, etc., current coins of the United States or of foreign countries.)

ACT OF MARCH 3, 1865.

CHAP. C.-An cet to authorize the coinage of three-cent13 Stat. L., pieces, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so soon as practicable after the passage of A 3-ceut this act, there shall be coined at the Mint of the United coined. States a three-cent piece, composed of copper and nickel

plece to be

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