Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 (1 Stat. 246) - Statute I. - April 2, 1792 Chapter XVI.--An Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.
Mint established at the seat of government.
Section I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacted and declared, That a mint for the purpose of a national coinage be, and the same is established, to be situate and carried on at the seat of the government of the United States, for the time being; and that for the well conducting of the business of the said mint, there shall be the following officers and persons, namely, --a Director, an Assayer, a Chief Coiner, an Engarver, a Treasurer