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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 »