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History of the U.S. Mint part 2 – Gold Rush

By | November 6, 2016

With the U.S. Mint releasing the first official United States coinage at a central production facility in 1793, our new nation’s monetary system became more organized and less confusing.  That is, until the discovery of gold in North Carolina and Georgia.  Miners often found gold in mountain streams in the form of gold dust.  Imagine… Read More »

The Beginning of the United States Mint – Part 1

By | October 30, 2016

Prior to 1792, American Colonists had no officially recognized currency of to call their own. Trade was often conducted by way of bartering goods or services for others. And sometimes even tobacco was used to conduct trade. Various foreign currencies were recognized and used for commerce. But the Spanish Peso, or Piece of Eight was… Read More »