9th Congress.
No. 261
2d Session.


Communicated to the Senate, January 29, 1807.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

I communicate, for the information of Congress, the report of the Director of the Mint, of the operations of that establishment during the last year.


January 27, 1807.

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Mint of the United States, January 1st, 1807.   


At the commencement of the present year, I have the honor of laying before you, a report of the operations of the mint during the last year.

From the treasurer’s annual statement it will appear that, during this period, there have been struck at the mint gold coins to the amount of three hundred and twenty-four thousand five hundred and five dollars, and silver coins to the amount of four hundred and seventy-one thousand three hundred and nineteen dollars; making the total amount seven hundred and ninety-five thousand eight hundred and twenty-four dollars, and the number of pieces one million one hundred and eleven thousand four hundred and nine.

By comparing this year’s coinage of the precious metals with that of the ten preceding years, the time that the mint had been in full operation, it will appear that, though the expense has been comparatively moderate, yet the amount struck is nearly double the average annual amount during that period, and the number of pieces, (the most accurate measure of the quantity of labor) considerably more than quadruple.

This favorable circumstance may, in a great measure, be ascribed to the regular supply of bullion, furnished chiefly by the Bank of the United States and the Bank of Pennsylvania. Nor is there any doubt of a like supply during the current year.

It will be observed that but little has been done in the coinage of copper during the last year. This was owing to the cent press requiring a new screw and other repairs, which it was not easy to procure, and besides, it was but seldom that a hand could be spared, for this purpose, from the more urgent business of the mint.

Arrangements are, however, now made for carrying on this coinage during the present year, which, it is hoped, will fully supply all current demands for this species of coin.

I have the honor to be, with sentiments of the most perfect esteem, your obedient servant,


Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States..

No. 1.

A Statement of the Coins struck at the Mint of the United States, from the 1st January to the 31st December, 1806, inclusive, viz:

GOLD COINS. Amount in
Quarter ending in March, 5,930 1,616 33,690
June, 3,746 - 18,730
September, 36,759 - 183,795
December, 17,658 - 88,290
65,709 pieces of gold coins, 64,093 1,616
Total amount of gold coins,   $324,505
Quarter ending in March, 138,390 - 69,195
June, 190,740 200,000 145,370
September, 236,230 6,124 119,646
December, 274,216 - 137,108
1,045,700 pieces of silver coins, 839,576 206,124
Total amount of silver coins, 471,319
Cents. Half
Quarter ending in March, 341,000 - 3,410
June, 7,000 - 70
September, - 179,000 895
December, - 177,000 885
704,000 pieces of copper coins, 348,000 356,000
Total amount of copper coins, 5,260
1,815,409 pieces of coins. Amount of all the coins struck in 1806, 801,084

Mint of the United States, Treasurer’s Office, Philadelphia, 31st December, 1806.


No. 2.

An Abstract of the Expenditures of the Mint of the United States, from the 1st January to the 31st December, 1806, viz:

Salaries. Wages. Incidental. Totals.
Quarter ending in March, 2,650 1,376  91 445  98 4,472  89
June, 2,650 1,568  05 823  37 5,041  42
September, 2,650 1,632  68 386  33 4,669  01
December, 2,650 1,772  11 1,024  27 5,446  38
  10,600   6,349  75   2,679  95
Amount,   $19,629  70

Mint of the United States, Treasurer’s Office, Philadelphia, 31st December, 1806.