Congress approves new gold coinage

Congress authorized the the circulation of twenty dollar gold pieces, "the double eagle," and one dollar gold pieces.  The first coins, designed by James Longacre, would be minted the following year and remained legal tender till 1934. (By John Osborne)
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Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 395.
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