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Dahlonega Mint Artifacts

Artifacts from the Dahlonega Mint

Photograph of Mint Building
This incredible black and white retouched print taken from the only known photograph discovered in October, 1997, is just as it would have been when taken in 1877. It has been digitally reconditioned and packaged in a brochure that tells the story of Dahlonega from the "Gold Rush of 1829" to the present-day renovation of the building on the original foundation of this great historic site. North Georgia College & University Museum
Letter from the Confederate States of America Treasury
Letter from C.C. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States of America, to Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown, April 3, 1861, concerning proposals that the CSA continue operating the Dahlonega Mint after declaration of War.(Written slightly more than a week before War was declared); Duke's Creek Collection.
Confederate States of America. Assay Office. Dahlonega, Georgia Mint. Assay receipt no. 213 dated August 18, 1862.

Signed Lewis W. Quillian, Assayer. Covering bar no. 213 weighing 81.73 ozs. of .900 fine silver and worth $98.89. Folds, minor holing, tape repairs on back, some foxing at top and tight bottom margin as seen on the other two known.

Bullion Receipt #1022Gold Receipts from the Dahlonega Mint are extremely rare. Less than a dozen are known. This receipt for Deposit # 1022 was given to A.E. Mathews a miner in 1846 when he brought 2 lots of raw gold into the mint for the minting of coins. It is signed by William Grisham, for Treasurer. He would have left the mint with this receipt and returned in several days to pick up shiny new 1846 Quarter Eagles or Half Eagles.
Bullion Receipt #312Another rare receipt!! This receipt for Deposit #312 was given to Wm. S. Williams a miner in 1851 when he brought 4 lots of raw gold into the mint for the minting of coins. One from Mrs. Bagor (30.07 ounces)the next two from Williams himself (56.78 ounces)and the last from H.H. Porter (5.02 ounces). It is signed by A.W. Redding, as Treasurer. He would have left the mint with this receipt and returned in several days to pick up shiny new 1851 Gold, Dollars, Quarter Eagles or Half Eagles. This receipt was sent in courtesy of one of Mr. Porters relatives.
Bullion Receipt #134Gold Receipts from the Dahlonega Mint are extremely rare and this one dated 1839 is the earliest one known. Less than a dozen are known. The rariety of this receipt is greater in that the printed script is different that any of the other known examples. This receipt Deposit #134 was given to Mr. Ashley Obarr a miner in 1839 when he brought a lot of raw gold into the mint for the minting of coins. It is signed by J. J. Singleton, Treasurer. Singleton was also the first Superintendent. He would have left the mint with this receipt and returned in several days to pick up shiny new 1839 Gold, Quarter Eagles or Half Eagles.
Two miners strip mining near the Calhoun Mine, Dahlonega, GAThis photograph recently brought to light is of several miners doing strip mining on property near Duke's Creek and the Calhoun Mine.
Two miners working a vein of gold in the Calhoun Mine, Dahlonega, GAThis photograph recently brought to light is of two miners working a vein of quartz and gold at the Calhoun Mine.
A stamp mill at the Calhoun Mine, Dahlonega, GAThis photograph shows a stamp mill used to crush the quartz rocks to get gold out at Calhoun Mine, Dahlonega, GA
Dahlonega Mint Door KnockerPrivate Collection.
Pigeon Roost Mining Company $5 NoteDuke's Creek Collection.

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