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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

1906 San Francisco Earthquake|Before & After Journey Down Market Street

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One hundred five years ago today the Old San Francisco Mint was shaken and stirred, but stood strong while most of the city lie in ruins.  I thought I would post this video to show the actual damage and destruction that happened in San Francisco that day.  The Previous post shows a photo of the mint shortly after the quake.  The Mint building looks undisturbed compared to what you see in the video.  The before footage with the hustle and bustle of a thriving city and after showing the utter desolation.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Old San Francisco Mint

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This Library of Congress photo of the San Francisco Mint was taken shortly after the 1906 earthquake, which happened 105 years ago today.  The “Old Mint” as it had become known, turned $4 million in gold bullion into coins its first year.  It was opened in 1874 and produced coins until 1937.  This is the building where the 1893 S Silver Dollar, the 1894 S Dime, and the 1909 S VDB Cent were minted.  In 2003 the federal government sold this building to the City of San Francisco for one dollar, an 1879 silver dollar struck at the mint.  The structure is now home to the Museum of the City of San Francisco.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Photo:  The Detroit Publishing Company

Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 18, 2011 at 5:12 am

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