U.S. Mint Reports
Primarily consisting of the Mint Director's annual report, this series contains information often found nowhere else, revealing internal workings of the Mint and copious statistical data. In addition to the annual reports, this series includes other reports as issued, for example, results of assay tests of foreign gold and silver coins. Beginning in 2010, the biennial report on coinage production cost and cost saving alternatives is included in this series.
Note: Reports are categorized by year published rather than year covered. In some cases, the annual report for a given year was not published until the following year.
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Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for 1796 (reprint by Paramount).
U.S. Mint Director Elias Boundinot's report for 1796. Extracted from the American State Papers, class 3 (Finance), vol. 1, no. 103. This report was also issued in offprint format.
Paul Hybert's summary: "A report from mint director Elias Boudinot to President Washington, via Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, who relayed it to Congress at the President's direction. The mint learns the minting business through experience. A Melter and Refiner is added to the staff to process the large amounts of deposited bullion of nonstandard fineness. The requirement that depositors be paid in coin struck from that depositor's bullion makes for costly and inefficient procedures. The pieces set aside for the assay commission are taken from the amount due the depositors, so the depositors complain."
See also transcription at http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/usmnt/1796/mr.html.
Early printing of the Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for 1796. Inkstamp of War Department Library.