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 the year 1802, transmitted from President Jefferson to Congress on January 11, 1803. Extracted from the American State Papers, class 3 (Finance), vol. 2, no. 191. Also present here is report no. 198 from the sale volume.
Paul Hybert summary (no. 191): "A short report from mint director Elias Boudinot to President Jefferson, who relayed it to Congress. Fifteen thousand cents are struck each day, drawing from the near twenty-four tons of copper planchettes on hand. If the mint will not be abolished as discussed in the past Congress, at least five hundred dollars will be needed to purchase two additional horses and for repairs to the present machinery."
A transcript is available at http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v2/n191.html.
Paul Hybert summary (no. 198): "The required annual financial statements, on the operation of the mint, from Comptroller of the Treasury Duvall to Treasury Secretary Gallatin who relayed it to Congress."
A transcript is available at http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v2/n198.html.
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report from the Director of the Mint : on the subject of that institution : 11th January, 1803
An early printing of Mint Director Elias Boudinot's report for the year 1802.