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United States Mint Resolution to establish the United States Mint

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00885 Author/Creator: United States Mint Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Broadside Date: 03 March 1791 Pagination: 1 broadside 34 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Printed broadside

Background Information:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Coins and CurrencyFinanceEconomicsGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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