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The legal deviation from the standard weight on the coinage of the gold dollar being one-quarter of a grain, it will continue current until reduced in weight below 25,9% grains.

WEIGHT OF DIFFERENT SUMS OF UNITED STATES GOLD COIN (EXCLUDING THE

DOLLAR), in Troy OUNCES, AND DECIMALS OF THE OUNCE.

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In weighing coins in bulk at the mints, the ounce troy and decimals thereof is used. The same system will no doubt be followed at the various Treasury offices, but in other places it may be more convenient to use pennyweights and grains, instead of decimals of the ounce troy. A statement of the standard weight, legal limit of abrasion, and least current weight, in ources, pennyweights, and grains, is also given.

Weights OF DIF:ERENT sums of UNITED States Gold Coix (EXCLUDING THE

DOLLAR), ix OUNCES (TROY), PensywEIGHTS AND Grains.

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The gold dollar continuing current until the deviation from standard weight in manufacture is exceeded, 5,000 pieces will be current if not weighing less than 266,44ounces troy. For the information of the public it may be stated that all double eagles or 20-dollar pieces which have not been artificially reduced in weight will be found within the limit of natural abrasion allowed by law. The same rule will apply generally to eagles or 10-dollar pieces coined since 1845 ; half-eagles or 5-dollar pieces coined since 1855; quarter-eagles or 2} dollar pieces coined since 1860. The double eagle or 20-dollar piece should continue current for 50 years from date of coinage; the eagle or 10-dollar piece for 35 half-eagle or 5-dollar piece for 20 years; the 3-dollar piece and the quarter-eaglo, or two 2j-dollar piece, each 15

years. The deviation from standard weight, one quarter of a grain, allowed by law in the coinage of the gold dollar, exceeds the legal limit of wear by nearly the eighth of a grain. All pieces of this denomination coined since 1860 will be found within the legal tolerance, if not fraudulently reduced in weight. These periods are estimated for coins when they constitute a part of the circulating medium, or are frequently transferred in Treasury and Customs traosactions. It would save time, and otherwise facilitate the transaction of business, if persons having payments to make at the Treasury or Custom-houses would offer coins of one denomination only, and so far as practicable 20-dollar pieces.

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E 1.-SHOWING THE TOTAL GOLD COINAGE OF THE ENGLISH AND

AUSTRALIAN MINTS FROM 1817-1880. (000's omitted.)

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803 1,518 2,556 7,625 7,837 5,922 8,657 1,450 4,017

509 2,223 1,252 1,127

888 1,064 983 411 846 180 774 1,378 2,709 1,126 1,120 2,392

728 858 2,204 1,131 1,131 1,372 1,758 1,835 2,059

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532 491 206 422

90 387

689 1,354

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571 1,435

632

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7,177 11,355 3,581 6,958 2,370 3,972 7,643 3,043 11,625 16,207 4,613 3,791 4,010 7,031 3,077 4,536 4,123 8,159

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379 5,970 6,608 3,663 4,245 4,335 5,158 2,453 2,177 1,492 4,401 8,742 11,952 4,163 9,521 7,222 5,627 2,574 3,871 4,773 9,910 10,314

8,142 12,231 4,639 7,988 2,897 3,972 8,651 3,534 12,734 18,003 5,697 4,859 4,263 8,483 4,099 6,758 4,187 8,703

559

282

965

879 1,068 1,030

527

981 499 1,102 1.050 1.574 1.626 2,477 1.265 2,698 2.131 2,911 2,370 2,319 1,202 1,220 2,814 +2,563 2,230 3,272 4,010 3.737 3,077 3,430 4,116 4,512

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21.6

1366
165
252

1,861

981 2,218 3,235 2,003 1,884

1,008

491 1,109 1,796 1,08+ 1,068

486 2,804 1,963 2,318

35 1,008

243 1, +32 1,022 1,222

64 644

3,291

1,106

60 80 126 94 80

17 3,647

21:47

28.67

33-8

214,933 £59,668

62,372

4,473

£274,601 £33,423 £308,024

100.00

100-00

100.0

1000

* Sydney Mint.

† Sydney and Melbourne Mints.
SUMMARY (000's omitted).
Sovereigns.

Hall-sovereigns.
English

£214,933

£31,186 Australian ..

59,668

2,237

£246, 119

61,905

£274,601

£33,423

£308,024

SHOWING THE NUMBER OF SOVEREIGNS AND HALF-SOVEREIGNS ACTUALLY ENUMERATED

AND THE NUMBER PER 100,000 COINS IN EACH CASE.

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1? 679

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9 1849

226 992 398

14 ? 224 617 678 620 136

3,705

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617 1,483

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1,826
1,927
1,150
1,296
1,219
1,705

446
510

769 10,952
1,067
2,389
3,724
1,365
2,430
1,711
1,876

753 1,077 1,870 18,311 3,101 4,233 4,575 6,232 1,684 3,608

673 1,538 4,183 2,161 32,288

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9 1860

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3,509

680
1,108
255 8,715

773
1,614
373 12,703

1,733
1,830
1,092
1,217
1,157
1,617

428
518

730 10,394
1,013
2,366
3,536
1,296
2,354
1,626
1,780

715
1,022
1,775 17,378
3,228
4,018
4,342
5,915
1,593

1,209
1,899
6,945

199
3,651
3,095
1,846
1,442
6,067
2,661 23,061

877
1,302
4,078

136 2,600 2,123 1,266

989 4,160 1,819 19,250

3,003

518 ?
3,139
4,367
5,261
6,119
2,867

258 ?
5,894
4,307 35,755

2,060

376 ? 2,154 2,989 3,613 4,200 1,968

177 ?
4,046
2,956 21,539

639
1,460
3,370
2,051 30,645

5,982
9,730
3,208
1,854
1,713
2,743
1,567
1,906
1,750
2,527

775 33,755

7,589 12,664 7,940) 8,435 3,143 9,536 8.990 6,736

287 1,781

46 67,145

5,208 8,69 6,447 5,787 2,166 6,544 6,169 4,621

196 1,221

31 46,071

105,36

100,000

145,743

100,000

? No coinage in these years : for explanation, see pp. 311-312, • Australian, no coinage of Sovereigns in English Mint.

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