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Vintage New Orleans Mint Photo

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Here we have another Library of Congress find.  This photo of the New Orleans Mint was taken between 1880 and 1901.  What an amazing history this building has, built out of necessity, due to commerce in New Orleans, being seized by the Confederacy in the Civil War, and withstanding a beating from Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst hurricanes in the history of the United States.  The building still stands today, and since 1981 is has served as a branch of the Louisiana State Museum.  Coins from this mint were rarely stored and certain uncirculated pieces bring big money at auction.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Photos:  The Detroit Publishing Company

Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 4, 2011 at 8:08 am

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