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Historic Photo| Philadelphia Mint 1970′s

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OBLIQUE VIEW, NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST – U.S. Mint, Sixteenth & Garden Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Image: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, Pa. | 1905

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Title: U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, Pa.
Related Names: 
   Detroit Publishing Co. , copyright claimant 
   Detroit Publishing Co. , publisher
Date Created/Published: [c1905]
Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 8 x 10 in.
Reproduction Number: LC-D4-18509 (b&w glass neg.)
Call Number: LC-D4-18509 <p&p> [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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Silver Facts

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Early Denver Mint

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Title The U. S. Mint Denver, Colorado Creator(s) Continent Stereoscopic Company. Summary View of the United States Mint at 16th (Sixteenth) and Market Streets in Denver, Colorado. The brick masonry building has a a tower with battlements. Date [between 1870 and 1898]

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Photo Courtesy of Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

U.S. Mint Building | Vintage Denver

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U.S. Mint Building Creator(s) Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975. Summary A view of the U.S. Mint Building looking east from West Colfax. The Second Renaissance Revival style building was constructed in 1897 by architect James Knox Taylor. Date [between 1930 and 1940?] Notes Formerly Engle #40480; Inked on glass plate and reproduced on photoprint “40480.”; Written on back of photoprint: “U.S. Mint bldg. looking east from West Colfax.”; R7001854135 Physical Description 1 photonegative : glass ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photoprint ; 13 x 18 cm. (5 x 7 in.) Is Part Of The Harry M. Rhoads Photograph Collection Subject United States Mint (Denver, Colo.)–1930-1940.
Denver (Colo.)–1930-1940.
Mints–Colorado–Denver–1930-1940. Source Source: Morey Engle.

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Photo Courtesy of Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

Denver Mint | Capitol in Background

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Title U. S. Mint, Capitol in background Creator(s) Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975. Summary View of the United States Mint in Denver, Colorado. Cars are parked on Delaware and Colfax Streets; the Colorado State Capitol is in the background.

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Photo Courtesy of Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

1948 SIDE ELEVATION | NORTH PETERS STREET

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Historic American Buildings Survey Charles L. Franck, Photographer c. 1948 SIDE ELEVATION–NORTH PETERS STREET – U.S. Branch Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.
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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

Gold Facts

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July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

U.S. Mint | Coin of the Month

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1926 Independence Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle

Here’s a commemorative coin that’s a great subject for July and Independence Day.  It marks the sesquicentennial (that’s a fancy word for 150th anniversary) of the year the Declaration of Independence was signed by the Continental Congress.

Finding a specimen of this coin is pretty hard…especially finding one in really good condition.  One reason is that the coins weren’t sold in protective packaging, so survivors tend to be worn.  Another reason is that only 200,000 were made, and only about 46,000 of them were sold.  The rest were melted down after the fair

The fair was a huge 6-month-long exposition held in Philadelphia, birthplace of the nation.  The arts, sciences, and industries created major exhibits.  Coin sales were to help offset the cost of the fair.

By the way, a quarter eagle is a gold coin marked $2.50.  So how much would an eagle be?  If you figured $10.00, you’re right!  Four times as much!

Liberty’s clothing (on the front of the coin) is modern for its day.  Its straight lines and tight cap were fashionable in the 1920s when it was made.  The building on the back is Independence Hall, the state house of Pennsylvania, where the Declaration was signed.  Check out the original article here.  Images and copy by the U.S. Mint

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Chaco Culture National Historical Park San Francisco Bags and Rolls

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING…SINCE A.D. 850

Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park was a major center of culture for the ancient Pueblo people. To commemorate this historic site, the United States Mint is proud to offer the 2012 Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter with the “S” mint mark of San Francisco. Available in 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls, these dazzling coins can be yours today. Order Now!

Image/Copy; U.S. Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

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