United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts.
July 23, 1965, Pub. L. 89–81, § 102, 79 Stat. 255.
R.S. § 3584.
The words “All . . . regardless of when coined or issued” are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement. The word “debts” is substituted for “debts, public and private” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “public charges, taxes, duties, and dues” are omitted as included in “debts”.
This restores to 31:5103 the reference to public charges, taxes, and dues because they are not considered to be debts. See, Hagar v. Reclamation District No. 108, 111 U.S. 701, 706 (1884).
1983—Pub. L. 97–452inserted “, public charges, taxes, and dues” after “all debts”.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment
Amendment effective Sept. 13, 1982, see section 2(i) ofPub. L. 97–452, set out as a note under section
3331 of this title.
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