Referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed.
To the Senate of the United States:
I transmit to the Senate a supplementary report received from the Director of the Mint, containing a complete statement of the operations of the branch mint at New Orleans, for the year 1839.
M. VAN BUREN.
February 10, 1840.
Mint of the United States,
February 6, 1840.
Sir: In the annual report which I had the honor to send to you, on the 30th ultimo, I was under the necessity of leaving the statement imperfect, in respect to the operations of the New Orleans mint, from which I had not been able to obtain the necessary information. A communication just received from the superintendent of that mint states, that from the recommencement of operations, in November, to the end of the year, they coined $23,490 in gold, consisting of 9,396 quarter eagles, and $13,000 in silver, composed of 16,000 half-dollars, and 50,000 dimes. The deposites, during the same period, amounted to $3,748 09, in gold, and 28,267 09 in silver.
The statement of the operations of the New Orleans mint, for the year 1839, may now be presented as follows:
|Amount of coinage in gold||$23,490|
|Amount of coinage in silver||240,160|
|Whole number of pieces coined,|
|Amount of deposites in gold||$88,907|
|Amount of deposites in silver||202,168|
|Whole number of pieces coined||2,476,996|
I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your faithful servant,
Director of the Mint.
The President of the United States.
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