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(T. D. 25921.)
Values of foreign coins.
[Circular No. 1.]
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 1, 1905.
In pursuance of the provisions of section 25 of the act of August 28, 1894, I hereby proclaim the following estimate by the Director of the Mint of the values of foreign coins to be the values of such coins in terms of the money of account of the United States, to be followed in estimating the value of all foreign merchandise exported to the United States on and after January 1, 1905, expressed in any of such metallic currencies.
ROBERT B. ARMSTRONG, Acting Secretary.
ESTIMATE BY DIRECTOR OF THE MINT OF VALUES OF FOREIGN COINS.
Country. Standard. Monetary unit.
1⁄2, 1, and 2 milreis.
Gold: argentine ($4.824) and ar gentine. Silver: peso and divisions. Gold: former system - 4 florins ($1.929), 8 florins ($3.858), ducat ($2.287) and 4 ducats ($9.149). Silver: 1 and 2 florins.
Gold: present system-20 crowns ($4.052); 10 crowns ($2.026).
Gold: 10 and 20 francs. Silver: 5
Silver: boliviano and divisions.
Gold: 2, 5, 10, and 20 colons ($9.307).
Silver: peso and divisions.
Gold: escudo ($1.825), doubloon ($3.650), and condor ($7.300). Silver: peso and divisions.
ESTIMATE BY DIRECTOR OF THE MINT OF VALUES OF FOREIGN COINS-Continued.
Gold: 1, 2, 5, and 10 gourdes. Silver: gourde and divisions. 4.866 Gold: sovereign (pound sterling). Silver: rupee and divisions.
Gold: condor ($9.647) and doublecondor. Silver: peso.
Gold: Doubloon Isabella,
centen (85.017). Alphonse ($4.823). Silver: peso.
Gold: 10 and 20 crowns.
Gold: 10 sucres ($4.8665). sucre and divisions.
Gold: pound (100 piasters), 5, 10, 20, and 50 piasters. Silver: 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 piasters.
Gold: 20 marks ($3.859), 10 marks ($1.93).
Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs. Silver: 5 francs.
Gold: 5, 10, and 20 marks.
Gold: sovereign (pound sterling) and sovereign.
Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 drachmas. Silver: 5 drachmas.
Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 lire. Silver: 5 lire.
Gold: 5, 10, and 20 yen.
20, and 50 sen.
Gold: dollar ($0.983), 2, 5, 10, and 20 dollars. Silver: dollar (or peso) and divisions. Gold: 10 florins.
Silver:, 1, and
Gold: 2 dollars ($2.027).
Gold: . 1, and 2 tomans ($3.409). Sil-
Silver peso: 50, 20, and 10 centavos.
Gold: 1,2,5, and 10 milreis.
Gold: imperial, 15 rubles ($7.718), and imperial, 7 rubles ($3.859). Silver: 4, and I ruble.
Gold: 25 pesetas. Silver: 5 pesetas. Gold: 10 and 20 crowns.
Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs. Silver: 5 francs.
Gold: 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500 piasters.
Gold: peso. Silver: peso and divi
Gold: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 bolivars. Silver: 5 bolivars.
The "British dollar" has the same legal value as the Mexican dollar in Hongkong, and Labuan.
The sovereign is the standard coin of India, but the rupee ($0.3244%) is the money of account, current at 15 to the sovereign.
NOTE. The coins of silver-standard countries are valued by their pure silver contents, at the average market price of silver for the three months preceding the date of this circular.
(T. D. 25922.) Customs uniforms.
[Circular No. 3.]
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 3, 1905.
To principal officers of the customs and others concerned :
The following regulations requiring and governing the uniforming of officers and employees in the Customs Service are hereby promulgated and strict compliance therewith will be required and observed: The following classes of officers and employees in all customs districts are required to be uniformed when on duty:
Inspectors; boarding officers, under whatever designation they may have, including collector's clerks, who take passengers' declarations on shipboard; night inspectors; examiners of passengers' baggage; weighers; assistant weighers; gaugers; assistant gaugers; watchmen at the docks; inside watchmen; messengers; attendants; and samplers.
The uniform shall consist of coat, vest, trousers, and cap of dark blue cloth-not serge-except that the cap of examiners of passengers' baggage on the docks shall be of red cloth. The overcoat shall be of dark-blue cloth, but is not a required part of the uniform.
UNIFORM FOR WINTER WEAR.
The uniform for winter wear shall be made as follows:
Coat. The coat shall be a double-breasted sack, ends cut square, four buttons on each side and two on each sleeve, with outside pockets; lower, one on each side; upper, one on left side; one small ticket pocket on right side; and an inside pocket on upper right side. All pockets to be of liberal size, and all those on the outside, except the upper left outside one, to have flaps.
Vest. The vest shall be single breasted, without collar, with six buttons, four outside pockets, without flaps, and one inside pocket. Trousers.-The trousers shall be plain, with two side and two hip pockets and one watch pocket, with bands front and back on inside at bottom.
Cap.-The cap shall be of dark blue cloth, not serge (except for examiners of passengers' baggage, which shall be red), with moderate bell crown, deep droop vizor, mohair braid band, and leather chin strap fastened to cap on either side by button, same as worn on vest.
UNIFORM FOR SUMMER WEAR.
The uniform for summer wear shall be of the same material as for winter wear, but of lighter weight, and made as follows:
Coat. The coat shall be single breasted, ends cut square, and shall have four buttons, the vest five buttons. In all other respects, except as to material of lighter weight, the summer uniforms shall be the same as those for winter wear.
Buttons.-All coat and vest buttons shall be of bone, to be covered by shells when the wearer is on duty.
The insignia to be worn on the front of the cap shall be of stamped metal of the following design: Spread eagle, 2 inches from tip to tip of wings; wings and head of gilt; breast, white enameled shield; stripes and stars of gilt; three gilt spear heads in one talon and a branch in the other. Over the eagle and imposed on a background of white rays (sunburst) with notched edge, springing from back of the eagle, will be the legend "U. S. Customs" in black capital letters, and, on a scroll, pendent from the under side of the wings of the eagle, will be the title of the officer, in black capital letters on a white ground, as "Night Inspector," etc.
Drawings of the cap and insignia are shown below:
The insignia, the button shells, and the badges will be furnished by the Department without cost to the wearer, who will be charged with each article issued to him and be required to account for the The cap will be contracted for by the Department, and will be sold to the wearer at the contract price.