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Archive for September 2011

Director of the U.S. Mint | Fellow Nevadan

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Raymond Thomas Baker (1877–1935) was a rich United States businessman, born and bred in Nevada, who was Director of the United States Mint from 1917 to 1922.  Above on the left with then Senator Swanson, he studied at University of Nevada, Reno as well as Stanford University.  His wealth came from the gold mines of Nevada. These riches lead him on a journey any man would have dreamed to embark on.  The photos are a glimpse of days past, and a view of this traveled mans stature.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 30, 2011 at 7:30 am

Director of the U.S. Mint | 1915

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Robert Wickliffe Woolley was Director of the United States Mint from March 1915 – July 1916.  He was an early critic of American fuel consumption.  These photos are a wonderful look into the past.  His workspace includes a phone, an inbox, inkwell with pen, paper, and a desk mat.  Just the basics to do business back then.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

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San Francisco Mint & A Crude Shelter | 1906

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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: A crude shelter for a home, ruins and U.S. Mint, April 1906.

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Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

San Francisco Mint Surrounded By Ruins | 1906

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United States Mint, surrounded by the ruins of earthquake and fire, San Francisco, Calif.

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Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set | Rutherford B. Hayes

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Are you into history and coins? Then learn about the history of the 19th President with the unique 2011 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – Rutherford B. Hayes! The set includes an uncirculated Rutherford B. Hayes $1 Coin and a Lucy Hayes First Spouse Bronze Medal. Order today and enhance your collection!.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint


Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

Weighing & Counting | The Coiners Department

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Weighing and counting in the Coiner’s Department at mint in New Orleans, La.  circa: 1897

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Source:  Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

2011 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin | Gettysburg

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Visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park can explore 1,000 monuments and cannons along 40 miles of scenic roads and a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought there. Relive history with this spectacular five-ounce, three-inch silver coin. The coin’s reverse depicts the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, which is located on the battle line of the Union Army at Cemetery Ridge. The obverse features the classic 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. This uncirculated quality coin is a treasure that will be cherished for years to come! Add it to your collection today!.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

Stamping Room | 1897

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Stamping room at the New Orleans Mint | 1897.

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Source:  Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

Adjusting Department | 1897

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Adjusting Department at the New Orleans Mint | 1897.  What a peek into the past!

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Source:  Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set | Olympic National Park

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Looking for beaches with spectacular sunsets, magnificent rainforests, snow-capped mountains or rugged terrain perfect for waterfalls? You can have them all at Olympic National Park in Washington. And to celebrate the park, choose the America the Beautiful Three-Coin Set – Olympic National Park. The set includes one uncirculated quarter each from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and Denver, as well as a proof quarter from the United States Mint at San Francisco. Order today and begin your adventure!.

Image/Text: U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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