Boston, Massachusetts. The <em>Columbian Centinel</em>, February 2, 1793. Vol. XVIII, No. 42. Framed front page. Approximately 18.25 x 11.25 inches, without the frame. Very Fine. Light damp staining at the lower center, a pair of light foxing spots in the upper half and with light staining and burns along the upper edge that do not affect the print. The very first notice at the upper left pertains to coinage. Under a section, <em>LAWS of the UNITED STATES</em>, it announces:<em>An Act to amend an act, intituled [sic] “An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States,” so far as respects the Coinage of Copper. </em><em></em><em>Be it enacted by the SENATE and HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That every cent shall contain two hundred and eight grains of copper, and every half cent shall contain one hundred and four grains of copper; and that so much of the act intituled [sic] “An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States’ as respects the weight of cents and half cents, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.”</em><em></em><em>JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House</em><em>JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United States, and President of the Senate</em><em></em><em>APPROVED, January fourteenth, 1793</em><em>Go. WASHINGTON, President of the United States</em><em>Deposited among the Rolls in the office of the Secretary of State.</em><em>TH. JEFFERSON, Secretary of State.</em>An interesting contemporary notice of the churning gears of the government that would lead to the first delivery of struck cents on March 1, 1793. Professionally framed behind UV-protection glass. Slight handling marks on the frame. A great historical item for an early coppers enthusiast, and ready for display.