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| as a coined eagle. [ ten dollar
gold piece. ] Each has the value of ten dollars money of account."
Same book, page 249:
"And by currency, as here used, is meant, of course, that which is declared to be money, and to be receivable for public and private debts, by the supreme or central power of the State or Government. And as this power, in this country, belongs to Congress, and not to the States, we refer to the national legislature to ascertain what modes or forms of value constitute the Constitutional currency of the country."
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