29th Congress,
1st Session.
Doc. No. 113.
Ho. of Reps.
Executive.

THE MINT, AND ITS BRANCHES.


MESSAGE
from
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

Transmitting
The annual report of the Director of the mint at Philadelphia, and the branch mints, for the year 1845.


February 10, 1846.

Read, and laid upon the table.


To the House of Representatives of the United States:

I transmit, herewith, the annual report of the Director of the mint at Philadelphia, showing the operations of the mint and branch mints for the year 1845.

JAMES K. POLK.

Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1846.


Mint of the United States,
Philadelphia, January 15, 1846.

Sir: I have the honor to lay before you the following report of the operations of the mint and branch mints, during the last year.

The coinage at the principal mint amounted to $3,416,800, comprising $2,574,652 in gold, $803,200 in silver, and $38,948 in copper coins, and composed of 9,283,607 pieces. The deposites of gold within the year amounted to $2,578,494, and those of silver to $815,415.

At the New Orleans branch mint, the coinage amounted to $1,750,000, comprising $680,000 in gold, and $1,070,000 in silver coins, and composed of 2,412,500 pieces. The deposites for coinage amounted to $646,980 in gold, and $1,058,071 in silver.

The branch mint at Dahlonega received, during the year, deposites of gold to the value of $498,632, and its coinage amounted to $501,795, composed of 90,629 half eagles, and 19,460 quarter eagles.

The whole coinage for the year, at the three mints in operation, amounted to $5,668,595, comprising $3,756,447 in gold, $1,873,200 in silver, and $38,948 in copper coins.

Many details of interest relating to the mint operations of the year, and former years, are presented in the subjoined tables.

The rebuilding of the branch mint at Charlotte, for which provision was made at the last session of Congress, has been advancing under the charge of the superintendent, and the erection of the walls is now completed. The new machinery was made in the workshop of the Philadelphia mint, and has been finished and forwarded to Charlotte. It is believed, therefore, that in the course of a few months, operations may be again commenced at this branch.

I have the honor to be, 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 1845.

MINTS. DEPOSITES.
Gold. Silver. Total.
U.S. coins, old standard. Foreign coins. U.S. bullion. Foreign bullion. Total. Foreign coins. Foreign bullion. U.S. bullion. Total. Gold and silver.
Charlotte, N.C.
Dahlonega, Ga. $498,632 $498,632 $498,632
New Orleans $1,980 $618,315 20,313 $6,372 646,980 $1,047,145 $10,926 $1,058,071 1,705,051
Philadelphia 27,793 1,935,703 489,382 125,616 2,578,494 732,437 78,209 $4,769 815,415 3,393,909
Dahlonega, Ga.   









29,773 2,554,018 1,008,327 131,988 3,724,106 1,779,582 89,135 4,769 1,873,486 5,597,592


Mints. COINAGE.
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. cts. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Dollars. Pieces. Dollars. cts. Pieces. Dollars. cts.
Charlotte, N.C.
Dahlonega, Ga. 90,629 19,460 501,795 00 110,089 501,795 00
New Orleans 47,500 41,000 680,000 00 2,094,000 230,000 1,070,000 2,412,500 1,750,000 00
Philadelphia 26,153 417,099 91,051 2,547,652 50 24,500 589,000 922,000 1,755,000 1,564,000 803,200 3,894,804 38,948 04 9,283,607 3,416,800 54
Dahlonega, Ga.   













73,653 548,728 110,511 3,756,447 50 24,500 2,683,000 922,000 1,985,000 1,564,000 1,873,200 3,894,804 38,948 04 11,806,196 5,668,595 54


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, Ga. 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
1844 40,595 194,917 11,856 30,739 2,240 12,298 2,377 295,022 167,348 479,794 25,036 672,178 967,200
1845 86,783 365,886 5,386 17,325 3,202 6,472 4,328 489,382 498,632 20,313 518,945 1,008,327













822,020 3,500,540 378,123 2,306,068 23,746 35,929 34,237 7,100,663 1,112,329 2,404,445 85,774 3,612,548 10,713,211


C.

Statement of the amounts coined annually at the branch mints, from the commencement of their operations to December 31, 1845.

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
1844 23,631 11,622 35,253 147,210 35,253 147,210
Charlotte, N.C.:  












Total 172,278 95,542 267,820 1,100,245 267,820 1,100,245













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
1844 88,982 17,332 106,314 488,600 106,314 488,600
1845 90,629 19,460 110,089 501,795 110,089 501,795













Total 430,584 99,014 529,598 2,400,815 529,598 2,400,815













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
1844 118,700 364,600 483,300 3,010,000 2,005,000 740,000 220,000 2,965,000 1,198,500 3,448,300 4,208,500
1845 47,500 41,000 88,500 680,000 2,094,000 230,000 2,324,000 1,070,000 2,412,500 1,750,000













Total 371,262 561,825 430,778 1,363,865 7,598,690 8,696,100 3,354,200 7,276,530 3,380,000 22,706,830 6,083,253 24,070,695 13,681,943













Aggregate 371,262 1,164,687 625,334 2,161,283 11,099,750 8,696,100 3,354,200 7,276,530 3,380,000 22,706,830 6,083,253 24,868,013 17,183,003


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.
1793
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 68 1,365,681 645,906 68
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
1844 5,428,230 00 2,235,550 00 23,987 52 9,051,834 7,687,767 52
1845 3,756,447 50 1,873,200 00 38,948 04 11,806,196 5,668,595 54





48,310,365 50 66,493,434 90 1,042,556 52 305,106,101 115,846,356 92