31 U.S. Code § 5102 - Standard weight

The standard troy pound of the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce shall be the standard used to ensure that the weight of United States coins conforms to specifications in section 5112 of this title.


(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 980; Pub. L. 100–418, title V, § 5115(c),Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1433.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5102 31:364. R.S. § 3548; restated Mar. 4, 1911, ch. 268, § 1, 36 Stat. 1354.

The words “National Bureau of Standards of the Department of Commerce” are substituted for “Bureau of Standards of the United States” because of 15:1511. The words “troy pound of the mint of the United States, conformably to which the coinage thereof shall be regulated” are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement. The word “ensure” is substituted for “securing” as being more precise. The words “specifications in section 5112 of this title” are substituted for “the provisions of the laws relating to coinage” because of the restatement.

1988—Pub. L. 100–418substituted “National Institute of Standards and Technology” for “National Bureau of Standards”.

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