PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OFFER ONLY GENUINE ITEMS OF HISTORICAL QUALITY . We do not offer reproductions nor copies. This statement we stand behind for the life of the item. ~~why do we begin our auctions so low??~~It is because this is an auction, not a catalog. However, we do reserve the right to end an auction early if t is no action on an item prior to the auction end. Within the rules of Ebay. So, please bid if interested and it will stay. Visit our M E page if you get the chance, get to know us and our critters. Also, read our terms of sale below. Thanks for bidding on this item . IMPORTANT NOTE : WE NEVER OFFER SECOND CHANCE OFFERS., IF YOU GET ONE FROM US IT IS A SCAM. REPORT THIS TO EBAY.A finely detailed report from JOHN JAY KNOX [~~In 1870 he prepared a bill codifying the mint and coinage laws. The bill (H.R. 2934) was transmitted to the Congress by Secretary Boutwell and with a few amendments was signed into law by President Grant on February 12 , 1873 . This was the famous Coinage Act of 1873 , which dropped the silver dollar from coinage. Knox was the author of United States Notes ~~] This is report concerning dropping the use of the SILVER DOLLAR and to turn to GOLD DOLLARS as a standard of money., t are charts listing the gold and silver coins of the United States, and how many have been minted with all their weight statistics, etc. The report details the limit of tolerance to each of the coins in fraction of grains. 38 pages., with a good number of pages in very small type-face for maximum information., published 1870. This report is from the Sec. of the Treasury to the Congress via the President of the United States. ~~rebound nicely in acid free wraps with label. No defects, tight, clean and no odors.