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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Message from The President of the United States, Transmitting The annual report of the Mint of the United States
Mint Director James Ross Snowden's report for the year 1853.
Paul Hybert summary: "A report from mint director James Ross Snowden to President Pierce, who relayed it to Congress. The design for the three dollar gold piece is finalized with production expected shortly. Some equipment for the branch mint at San Francisco is slow in arriving, so production is expected to start next year. The recent recoinage of silver is successful, but another recoinage may become necessary. The large amounts of gold from California should be put to use in the replacement of small denomination notes, which could be achieved through a stamp duty on small notes."
This copy is a transcription prepared by Paul Hybert, see also http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/cis/33-1/hed40.html.
From the Congressional serial set, 33rd Congress, 1st session, House Executive document no. 40.
Foreign Gold and Silver Coin: letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report respecting the quality and value of foreign gold and silver coin
Mint Director James Ross Snowden's report on assay of foreign coins.
From the 33rd Congress, 1st session, House Executive document no. 68.