U.S. Mint (Charlotte)
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1837 Summary of Tests of Weight and Fineness Performed at the United States Branch Mint at Charlotte, North Carolina on 426 pieces of Bechtler Gold Coinage Struck after August 1834.
Handwritten document containing the "1837 Summary of Tests of Weight and Fineness Performed at the United States Branch Mint at Charlotte, North Carolina on 426 pieces of Bechtler Gold Coinage Struck after August 1834", as labeled on the document's protective casing.
From the Eric P. Newman library, scanned in 2017. Later offered by Coin Rarities Online (April 21, 2020 "Early Bird Notification" email) at $5,750.
A unique document originating from the early days of the Charlotte Mint. Covering 1838-1841, this volume consists of published material governing Mint operation (especially congressional reports), in addition to numerous notes and annotations likely made by the Superintendent of the Charlotte Mint. John Wheeler, the original Superintendent, was replaced by Burgess Gaither in August 1841, and it is possible that this volume is exclusively the work of Wheeler. In any case, the volume appears to be the result of a thorough investigation to understand the legislative directives related to the operation of a branch Mint.
Newman loaned this book to Richard G. Doty in 1989. See the Newman/Doty correspondence file for related notes.