April 2, 1792
On this date in 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized the establishment of the U.S. Mint, which was built in Philadelphia. The denominations of the coins would be a ten dollar Eagle, a five dollar half-Eagle and a two dollar, fifty cent quarter-Eagle gold coins and a silver dollar, half silver dollar, a quarter, a dime and a half-dime. All the coin money was to be inscribed with the Latin words "E Pluribus Unum"... a motto meaning --- "Out of Many, One"
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