28th Congress,
1st Session.
Doc. No. 76.
Ho. of Reps.
Executive.

MINT OF THE UNITED STATES AND BRANCHES.


MESSAGE
from
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

Transmitting
The Annual Report of the Director of the Mint at Philadelphia


January 23, 1844.

Read, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.


To the House of Representatives:

I transmit, herewith, the annual report of the director of the mint at Philadelphia, exhibiting the operations of the mint and branch mints for the past year.

JOHN TYLER.

Washington, D.C., January 20, 1844.


Mint of the United States,
Philadelphia, January 18, 1844.

Sir: I have the honor to lay before you the following report of the operations of the mint and its branches during the past year:

The coinage at the principal mint in 1843 amounted to $6,530,043 20; comprising $4,062,010 in gold, $2,443,750 in silver, and $24,283 20 in copper coins, and composed of 10,405,233 pieces. The deposites of gold, within the year, amounted to $4,107,807, and those of silver to $2,357,830.

At the New Orleans branch mint, the coinage amounted to $4,568,000; comprising $3,177,000 in gold, and $1,391,000 in silver coins, and composed of 4,030,239 pieces. The deposites for coinage amounted to $3,138,990 in gold, and $1,384,320 in silver.

The branch mint at Dahlonega received, during the year, deposites of gold to the value of $570,080, and its coinage amounted to $582,782 50; composed of 98,452 half-eagles and 36,209 quarter-eagles.

The branch mint at Charlotte received deposites of gold to the value of $272,064, and its coinage amounted to $287,005; composed of 44,353 half-eagles and 26,096 quarter-eagles.

The subjoined tables (A, B, C, D) embrace many details of interest respecting the operations of the several mints; and, in particular, exhibit the following facts, to which I beg leave to call your attention.

The whole coinage in the United States, during the past year, amounts to within a small fraction of $12,000,000, and exceeds, by more than one-half, that of any former year. Of this coinage, more than $8,000,000 is in gold; showing a greater proportion to silver than has heretofore been presented.

The branch mints at Charlotte and Dahlonega have each coined nearly double the amount which they have reached in any former year, and the New Orleans mint nearly quadruple.

The production of the gold-mines of the United States, as indicated by the amount sent to the mints, exceeds that of any former year.

I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your faithful servant,

R.M. PATTERSON,
Director of the Mint.

The President of the United States.


A.

Statement of deposites and coinage at the Mint of the United States and branches, in the year 1843.

DEPOSITES.
Mints. Gold. Silver. Total gold and silver.
U.S. coins, old standard. Foreign coins. United States bullion. Foreign bullion. Total. Foreign coins. Foreign bullion. U.S. bullion. Total.
Charlotte, N.C. $272,064 $272,064 $272,064
Dahlonega, Georgia 570,080 570,080 570,080
New Orleans $1,257 $3,081,962 22,573 $33,198 3,138,990 $1,359,621 $24,699 $1,381,320 4,523,310
Philadelphia 26,994 3,548,632 180,728 351,453 4,107,807 2,101,198 247,992 $8,640 2,357,830 6,465,637
Dahlonega, Georgia  









28,251 6,630,594 1,045,445 381,651 8,088,941 3,460,819 272,691 8,640 3,742,150 11,831,091


COINAGE.
Mints. Gold. Silver. Copper. Total.
Eagles. Half eagles. Quarter eagles. Value. Dollars. Half dollars. Quarter dollars. Dimes. Half dimes. Value. Cents. Value. Number. Value.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Dollars.
Charlotte, N.C. 44,353 26,096 287,005 00 70,449 287,005 00
Dahlonega, Geo. 98,452 36,209 582,782 50 134,661 582,782 50
New Orleans 175,162 101,075 368,002 3,177,000 00 2,268,000 968,000 150,000 1,391,000 4,030,239 4,568,000 00
Philadelphia 75,462 611,205 100,546 4,062,010 00 165,100 3,844,000 645,600 1,370,000 1,165,000 2,443,750 2,428,320 24,283 20 10,405,233 6,530,043 20
Dahlonega, Geo.  













250,624 855,085 530,853 8,108,797 50 165,100 6,112,000 1,613,600 1,520,000 1,165,000 3,834,750 2,428,320 24,283 20 14,640,582 11,967,830 70


B.

Statement of the annual amounts of deposites of gold, for coinage, at the mint of the United States and its branches, from mines in the United States.

Periods. Deposited at the United States mint. Deposited at the branch mints. Mint and branches.
Virginia. North
Carolina.
South
Carolina.
Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. Various
sources.
Total at the U.S. mint. Branch mint at Charlotte, N.C. Branch mint at Dahlonega, Geo. Branch mint at New Orleans. Total at the Branch mints. Total deposites of U.S. gold.
1824 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
1825 17,000 17,000 17,000
1826 20,000 20,000 20,000
1827 21,000 21,000 21,000
1828 46,000 46,000 46,000
1829 $2,500 134,000 $3,500 140,000 140,000
1830 24,000 204,000 26,000 $212,000 466,000 466,000
1831 26,000 294,000 22,000 176,000 $1,000 $1,000 520,000 520,000
1832 34,000 458,000 45,000 140,000 1,000 678,000 678,000
1833 104,000 475,000 66,000 216,000 7,000 868,000 868,000
1834 62,000 380,000 38,000 415,000 3,000 898,000 898,000
1835 60,400 263,500 42,400 319,900 100 12,200 698,500 698,500
1836 62,000 148,100 55,200 201,400 300 467,000 467,000
1837 52,100 116,900 29,400 83,600 282,000 282,000
1838 55,000 66,000 13,000 36,000 1,500 200 171,700 $127,000 $135,700 $700 $263,400 435,100
1839 57,600 53,500 6,300 20,300 300 $500 138,500 126,836 113,035 6,869 246,740 385,240
1840 38,995 36,804 5,319 91,113 104 4,431 176,766 124,726 121,858 2,835 249,419 426,185
1841 25,736 76,431 3,440 139,796 1,212 1,863 248,478 129,847 161,974 1,818 293,639 542,117
1842 42,163 61,629 223 150,276 5,579 13,717 273,587 174,508 323,372 5,630 503,510 777,097
1843 48,148 62,873 5,099 56,619 2,788 4,786 415 180,728 272,064 570,080 22,573 864,717 1,045,445













694,642 2,939,737 360,881 2,258,004 18,304 17,159 27,532 6,316,259 954,981 1,426,019 40,425 2,421,425 8,737,684


C.

Statement of the amounts coined annually at the branch mints, from the commencement of their operations until December 31, 1843.

Mints and periods. Gold. Silver. Total.
Eagles. Half eagles. Quarter eagles. Total of gold. Half dollars. Quarter dollars. Dimes. Half dimes. Total of silver. Whole coinage.
Number. Value. Number. Value. Number. Value.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Dollars.
Charlotte, N.C.:
1838 12,886 7,894 20,780 84,165 20,780 84,165
1839 23,467 18,173 41,640 162,767 41,640 162,767
1840 18,994 12,834 31,828 127,055 31,828 127,055
1841 21,467 10,281 31,748 133,038 31,748 133,038
1842 27,480 8,642 36,122 159,005 36,122 159,005
1843 44,353 26,096 70,449 287,005 70,449 287,005
Charlotte, N.C.:  












Total 148,647 83,920 232,567 953,035 232,567 953,035













Dahlonega, Ga.:
1838 20,583 20,583 102,915 20,583 102,915
1839 18,939 13,674 32,613 128,880 32,613 128,880
1840 22,896 3,532 26,428 123,310 26,428 123,310
1841 30,495 4,164 34,659 162,885 34,659 162,885
1842 59,608 4,643 64,251 309,648 64,251 309,648
1843 98,452 36,209 134,661 582,782 134,661 582,782













Total 250,973 62,222 313,195 1,410,420 313,195 1,410,420













New Orleans:
1838 402,430 402,430 40,243 402,430 40,243
1839 9,396 9,396 23,490 116,000 1,291,600 1,060,000 2,467,600 240,160 2,476,996 263,650
1840 30,400 26,200 56,600 217,500 855,100 425,200 1,175,000 935,000 3,390,300 698,100 3,446,900 915,600
1841 2,500 8,350 7,380 18,230 85,200 401,000 452,000 2,007,500 815,000 3,675,500 555,000 3,693,730 640,200
1842 27,400 16,400 19,800 63,600 405,500 957,000 769,000 2,020,000 350,000 4,096,000 890,250 4,159,600 1,295,750
1843 175,162 101,075 368,002 644,239 3,177,000 2,268,000 968,000 150,000 3,386,000 1,391,000 4,030,239 4,568,000













Total 205,062 156,225 430,778 792,065 3,908,690 4,597,100 2,614,200 7,046,530 3,160,000 17,417,830 3,814,753 18,209,895 7,723,443













Sum of totals 205,062 555,845 576,920 1,337,827 6,272,145 4,597,100 2,614,200 7,046,530 3,160,000 17,417,830 3,814,753 18,755,657 10,086,898


D.

Coinage of the mint of the United States in the several years from its establishment in 1792, and including the coinage of the branch mints from the commencement of their operations, in 1838.

Years. GOLD. SILVER. COPPER. WHOLE COINAGE.
Value. Value. Value. No. of pieces. Value.
1792
to
1795
$71,485 00 $370,683 80 $11,373 00 1,834,420 $453,541 80
1796 102,727 50 79,077 50 10,324 40 1,219,370 192,129 40
1797 103,422 50 12,591 45 9,510 34 1,095,165 125,524 29
1798 205,610 00 330,291 00 9,797 00 1,368,241 545,698 00
1799 213,285 00 423,515 00 9,106 68½ 1,365,681 645,906 68½
1800 317,760 00 224,296 00 29,279 40 3,337,972 571,335 40
1801 422,570 00 74,758 00 13,628 37 1,571,390 510,956 37
1802 423,310 00 58,343 00 34,422 83 3,615,869 516,075 83
1803 258,377 50 87,118 00 25,203 03 2,780,830 370,698 53
1804 258,642 50 100,340 50 12,844 94 2,046,839 371,827 94
1805 170,367 50 149,388 50 13,483 48 2,260,361 333,239 48
1806 324,505 00 471,319 00 5,260 00 1,815,409 801,084 00
1807 437,495 00 597,448 75 9,652 21 2,731,345 1,044,595 96
1808 284,665 00 684,300 00 13,090 00 2,935,888 982,055 00
1809 169,375 00 707,376 00 8,001 53 2,861,834 884,752 53
1810 501,435 00 638,773 50 15,660 00 3,056,418 1,155,868 50
1811 497,905 00 608,340 00 2,495 95 1,649,570 1,108,740 95
1812 290,435 00 814,029 50 10,755 00 2,761,646 1,115,219 50
1813 417,140 00 620,951 50 4,180 00 1,755,331 1,102,271 50
1814 77,270 00 561,687 50 3,578 30 1,833,859 642,535 80
1815 3,175 00 17,308 00 69,867 20,483 00
1816 28,575 75 28,209 82 2,888,135 56,785 57
1817 607,783 50 39,484 00 5,163,967 647,267 50
1818 242,940 00 1,070,454 50 31,670 00 5,537,084 1,345,064 50
1819 258,615 00 1,140,000 00 26,710 00 5,074,723 1,425,325 00
1820 1,319,030 00 501,680 70 44,075 50 6,492,509 1,864,786 20
1821 189,325 00 825,762 45 3,890 00 3,139,249 1,018,977 45
1822 88,980 00 805,806 50 20,723 39 3,813,788 915,509 89
1823 72,425 00 895,550 00 2,166,485 967,975 00
1824 93,200 00 1,752,477 00 12,620 00 4,786,894 1,858,297 00
1825 156,385 00 1,564,583 00 14,926 00 5,178,760 1,735,894 00
1826 92,245 00 2,002,090 00 16,344 25 5,774,434 2,110,679 25
1827 131,565 00 2,869,200 00 23,577 32 9,097,845 3,024,342 32
1828 140,145 00 1,575,600 00 25,636 24 6,196,853 1,741,381 24
1829 295,717 50 1,994,578 00 16,580 00 7,674,501 2,306,875 50
1830 643,105 00 2,495,400 00 17,115 00 8,357,191 3,155,620 00
1831 714,270 00 3,175,600 00 33,603 60 11,792,284 3,923,473 60
1832 798,435 00 2,579,000 00 23,620 00 9,128,387 3,401,055 00
1833 978,550 00 2,759,000 00 28,160 00 10,307,790 3,765,710 00
1834 3,954,270 00 3,415,002 00 19,151 00 11,637,643 7,388,423 00
1835 2,186,175 00 3,443,003 00 39,489 00 15,996,342 5,668,667 00
1836 4,135,700 00 3,606,100 00 23,100 00 13,719,333 7,764,900 00
1837 1,148,305 00 2,096,010 00 55,583 00 13,010,721 3,299,898 00
1838 1,809,595 00 2,333,243 00 63,702 00 15,780,311 4,206,540 00
1839 1,355,885 00 2,189,296 00 31,286 61 11,811,594 3,576,467 61
1840 1,675,302 50 1,726,703 00 24,627 00 10,558,240 3,426,632 50
1841 1,091,597 50 1,132,750 00 15,973 67 8,811,968 2,240,321 17
1842 1,834,170 50 2,332,750 00 23,833 90 11,743,153 4,190,754 40
1843 8,108,797 50 3,834,750 00 24,283 20 14,640,582 11,967,830 70





39,125,688 00 62,384,684 90 979,620 96 284,248,071 102,489,993 86