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Title: Reglamento de Casas de Moneda 1849
Creator: Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Ancisar Pardo, 1849.
Physical Details: 1-23 p. ; 26 x 16.5 cm
Physical Condition: TWO COPIES: Wrappers missing, bottom pages turned up, and some water stained throughout. Fair. / Front wrapper is teared but interior is in good condition.

Summary: President Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera here decrees reforms to the nation’s mints located in Bogotá and Popayán. The document includes regulations and responsibilities of mints’ functionaries: administrators, accountants, treasurers, and supervisors, as well as instructions to determine the kind of metals used in the process of coining.
Historical Notes: After its independence, Colombia faced major difficulties in its monetary system. The principal problem was that a variety of currencies were based on different standards. For example, there were platinum coins, but also paper bills that were equivalent to certain amounts of copper. Silver and gold coins were also produced and assigned the same value as the Spanish currency. The monetary chaos continued until 1845 when the government of Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera carried out strict reforms to the fiscal system. Torres García, Guillermo 2013 La Unificación Monetaria. In Historia de la Moneda en Colombia. Bogotá: Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango.
Donor Notes: The regulations governing the mints of the New Granada. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Mints -- Colombia
Coinage -- Law and legislation -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00070
Record Number: 253
Islandora ID: islandora:5767