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Page vi - Congress assembled, that the value of foreign coin as expressed in the money of account of the United States shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value ; and the values of the standard coins in circulation of the various nations of the .world shall be estimated annually by the Director of the Mint, and be proclaimed on the first day of January by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Page vi - The following statements show the valuation of foreign coins, as given by the Director of the United States Mint and published by the Secretary of the Treasury, in compliance with the first section of the act of March 3, 1873, viz: "That the value of foreign coins, as expressed in the money of account of the United States, shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value...
Page xiv - Decigram (-fa gram) equals 1.5432 grains. Gram equals 15.432 grains. Decagram (10 grams) equals 0.3527 ounce. Hectogram (100 grams) equals 3.5274 ounces. Kilogram (1,000 grams) equals 2.2046 pounds. Myriagram (10,000 grams) equals 22.046 pounds. Quintal (100,000 grams) equals 220.46 pounds. Millier or tonnea — ton (1,000,000 grams) equals 2,204.6 pounds.
Page xiv - Centare (l square meter) equals 1,550 square inches. Are (100 square meters) equals 119.6 square yards. Hectare (10,000 square meters) equals 2.471 acres.
Page xiii - Millimeter (1/1000 meter) equals 0.0394 inch; centimeter (1/100 meter) equals 0.3937 inch; decimeter (1/10 meter) equals 3.937 inches; meter equals 39.37 inches; decameter (10 meters) equals 393.7 inches; hectometer (100 meters) equals 328 feet 1 inch; kilometer (1,000 meters) equals 0.62137 mile (3,280 feet 10 inches) ; myriameter (10,000 meters) equals 6.2137 miles.
Page xiii - Deciliter (1/10 liter) equals 6.1022 cubic inches. Liter equals 0.908 quart. Decaliter (10 liters) equals 9.08 quarts. Hectoliter (100 liters) equals 2.838 bushels. Kiloliter (1,000 liters) equals 1.308 cubic yards. METRIC LIQUID MEASURE.
Page vii - States, shal' be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value," and that "the value of the standard coins in circulation of the various nations of the world shall be estimated annually by the Director of the Mint, and be proclaimed on the 1st day of January by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Page vi - Since that date, in compliance with the act of October i, 1890, these valuation statements have been issued quarterly, beginning with the statement issued on January I, 1891. The fact that the market exchange value of foreign coins differs in many instances from that given by the United States Treasury has been repeatedly called to the attention of the Bureau of Foreign Commerce. An explanation of the basis of the quarterly valuations was asked from the United...