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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.

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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    U.S. Mint Report (1799) 1/8/1800

    U.S. Mint Report (1799)

    U.S. Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for 1799, delivered January 8, 1800. Extracted from the American State Papers, class 3 (Finance), vol. 1, no. 144.

    Paul Hybert summary: "A report from mint director Elias Boudinot to President Adams, who relayed it to Congress. The number of each denomination minted in 1799 is given, along with the value of gold, silver, and copper pieces coined since start of operations. One press can coin 14,000 cents each day, if the planchettes are available. The upcoming move of all government offices to the new seat of government includes the Mint; but complications to Mint operations are anticipated. With no law preventing the private melting of gold and silver coins, that practice is feared to become common."

    See also a transcription at http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v1/n144.html.


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