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U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 1, General Correspondence)

General correspondence files of the U.S. Mint, 1792-1899 (204 boxes total). Boxes 1 through 45, representing 1792-1857, were scanned in Philadelphia under the direction of R. W. Julian, operating via a grant from the Central States Numismatic Society. Subsequent boxes are courtesy of John Graffeo. The National Archives online catalog record for this entry is https://catalog.archives.gov/id/561197. See also the National Archives & Records Administration numismatic finding aids at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/archivedetail/538870.

Note: Box 1 covers 1792-1797, while box 2 contains the Chief Coiner's account of Laborer's Wages for 1795 and 1796. Following this the series is chronological although some boxes occasionally contain stray items outside the specified date range.

 

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448 entries found for [year:1885]

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    Dies for 1884 destroyed - Philadelphia 1/2/1885

    Dies for 1884 destroyed - Philadelphia

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Death Gen. J. Stewart, assistant at Mint 1/2/1885

    Death Gen. J. Stewart, assistant at Mint

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Request to reduce silver coinage 1/2/1885

    Request to reduce silver coinage

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Dies made and used for 1884 1/2/1885

    Dies made and used for 1884

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Specifications for New Orleans event medals (1-3-1885) 1/3/1885

    Specifications for New Orleans event medals (1-3-1885)

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Design for Cotton Exposition medal 1/3/1885

    Design for Cotton Exposition medal

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint Send 48 gold dollars HQ 1/3/1885

    Director Mint Send 48 gold dollars HQ

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Indian Peace medals Pres. Arthur portrait 1/3/1885

    Indian Peace medals Pres. Arthur portrait

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    AT-NY Sends 11k-dol in half-dimes 1/5/1885

    AT-NY Sends 11k-dol in half-dimes

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Three silver bars missing 1/5/1885

    Three silver bars missing

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Vault space for silver dollars nearly full 1/5/1885

    Vault space for silver dollars nearly full

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Design for Cotton Exposition medal 1/6/1885

    Design for Cotton Exposition medal

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Specifications for New Orleans event medals (1-6-1885) 1/6/1885

    Specifications for New Orleans event medals (1-6-1885)

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Arthur Indian Peace medals 1/7/1885

    Arthur Indian Peace medals

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Manufacturing cost of copper-bronze medals 1/7/1885

    Manufacturing cost of copper-bronze medals

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    New Orleans Dies for mint (1-8-1885) 1/8/1885

    New Orleans Dies for mint (1-8-1885)

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Wants to collect bill from employee 1/8/1885

    Wants to collect bill from employee

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Is embargo on local minor coin distribution in effect? 1/9/1885

    Is embargo on local minor coin distribution in effect?

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Naval Asylum wants minor coins 1/10/1885

    Naval Asylum wants minor coins

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint Send one gold dollars 1884 date 1/12/1885

    Director Mint Send one gold dollars 1884 date

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Error on 1884 used die list 1/12/1885

    Error on 1884 used die list

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Vault space for silver dollars - AT will help 1/12/1885

    Vault space for silver dollars - AT will help

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Vault space-AT-P will take two million dol. 1/13/1885

    Vault space-AT-P will take two million dol.

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Bosbyshell resignation as Coiner 1/15/1885

    Bosbyshell resignation as Coiner

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Vault space - AT-P take two million dol. approved 1/15/1885

    Vault space - AT-P take two million dol. approved

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Chapman offer to sell diplomatic medal 1/17/1885

    Chapman offer to sell diplomatic medal

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Diplomatic medal purchase correspondence 1/17/1885

    Diplomatic medal purchase correspondence

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Diplomatic medal purchase correspondence (1-17-1885) 1/17/1885

    Diplomatic medal purchase correspondence (1-17-1885)

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Corrections to bullion account 1/18/1885

    Corrections to bullion account

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Send computing table for gold fineness 1/19/1885

    Send computing table for gold fineness

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Treasury ships dollars in canvas bags inside hemp bags - Double bag 1/19/1885

    Treasury ships dollars in canvas bags inside hemp bags - Double bag

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Bosbyshell wants to retire 1/20/1885

    Bosbyshell wants to retire

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Send money from depositors to Treasury quarterly 1/20/1885

    Send money from depositors to Treasury quarterly

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint Bureau Standards provide new weights 1/21/1885

    Director Mint Bureau Standards provide new weights

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Inspection of Moffitt Co dies - Barber 1/21/1885

    Inspection of Moffitt Co dies - Barber

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Mint needs new set standard weights 1/21/1885

    Mint needs new set standard weights

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Treasury Silver dollar transfer short two coins 1/23/1885

    Treasury Silver dollar transfer short two coins

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Two SSD found loose in vault 1/23/1885

    Two SSD found loose in vault

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint Regarding cover letter for quarterly Treasury deposits 1/26/1885

    Director Mint Regarding cover letter for quarterly Treasury deposits

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint wants proof set to HQ 1/26/1885

    Director Mint wants proof set to HQ

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Two dollars received to cover shortage 1/26/1885

    Two dollars received to cover shortage

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Steele Coiner appointment not yet confirmed 1/28/1885

    Steele Coiner appointment not yet confirmed

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Director Mint Send one each silver-bronze Indian peace medal 1/31/1885

    Director Mint Send one each silver-bronze Indian peace medal

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Send bond for William Steele 1/31/1885

    Send bond for William Steele

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Gold from Montana in 1884 2/2/1885

    Gold from Montana in 1884

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Washington Monument dedication medal 2/2/1885

    Washington Monument dedication medal

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Does mint have Washington Before Boston hub? 2/3/1885

    Does mint have Washington Before Boston hub?

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Annual Assay Commission members 2/4/1885

    Annual Assay Commission members

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Assay Commission preparations 2/4/1885

    Assay Commission preparations

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

    Commission of W.S. Steele as Coiner 2/5/1885

    Commission of W.S. Steele as Coiner

    Selected transcription from Philadelphia Mint records scanned at the National Archives (NARA) in Philadelphia. This file was selected from a larger group. Please see Record Group 104. Entry 1. General Correspondence, 1792 - 1899. Box 133 for the complete correspondence set.

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