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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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2253. DOLLAR, Coinage.—[continued].
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2253. DOLLAR, Coinage.—[continued].

Perhaps it would not be
amiss to coin three more pleces of silver, one
of the value of five-tenths, or half a dollar,
one of the value of two-tenths, which would
be equal to the Spanish pistereen, and one of
the value of five coppers, which would be
equal to the Spanish half-bit. We should
then have five silver coins, viz.:

1. The Unit or Dollar;

2. The half dollar or five-tenths:

3. The double-tenth, equal to 2, or one-fifth of
a dollar, or to the pistereen;

4. The tenth, equal to a Spanish bit:

5. The five copper piece, equal to 5, or onetwentieth
of a dollar, or the half bit.—
Notes on a Money Unit. Washington ed. i, 166. Ford ed., iii, 450.