U.S. Supreme Court
Hadden v. Merritt, 115 U.S. 25 (1885)
Hadden v. Merritt
Argued April 23, 1885
Decided May 4, 1885
115 U.S. 25
The value of foreign coins, as ascertained by the estimate of the Director of the Mint, and proclaimed by the Secretary of the Treasury, is conclusive upon custom house officers and importers.
This was a suit to recover back duties alleged to have been illegally exacted. The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.