34th Congress,
3d Session.
Senate.
Ex. Doc.
No. 37

MESSAGE
from
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

Communicating

In obedience to law, the Report of the Director of the Mint for the past year.


February 5, 1857. — Read, referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed.


To the Senate of the United States:

I transmit, herewith, the report of the Director of the Mint, showing the operations of the Mint and its branches for the past year.

FRANKLIN PIERCE.

Washington, February 3, 1857.


Mint of the United States,
Philadelphia, January 31, 1857.

Sir: I have the honor to present the following report in compliance with the 2d section of the act of January 18 1837, which contains the following enactment: “The director shall have the control and management of the Mint, the superintendence of the officers and persons employed therein, and general regulation and supervision of the business of the several branches; and in the month of January of every year he shall make report to the President of the United States of the operations of the Mint and its branches for the year preceding.”

As this report must embrace the operations of the entire year, it could not be prepared until the statistics of coinage from all the branches were received. The statement for the month of December last for the branch mint at San Francisco only reached me on the 29th instant. Hence the unavoidable delay in transmitting this report to the executive department.

The amount of gold and silver bullion received during the year 1856 at the Mint and its branches, including the assay office, was as follows: Gold deposits, $55,078,402 20; silver deposits, including purchases, $5,120,634 43. Total $60,199,036 63.

The coinage for the same period, including bars, was as follows: Gold coins, $36,697,768 50; silver coins, $5,132,240; copper coins, $27,106 78; gold bars, $22,645,596 85; silver bars, $61,430 17. Total amount of coinage, including bars, $64,567,142 30. The number of pieces of coin struck were 33,863,847; the number of gold and silver bars, 7,119.

The above statement presents the entire amount received and operated upon at all tbe mints and the assay office; but it is proper to remark that some of the bullion received at San Francisco and formed into bars is subsequently deposited at the other minting establishments, and the deposits received for coinage at the assay office are transmitted to the Mint. Deducting these re-deposits, the actual amount of gold and silver received during the year was $53,018,926 63.

The operations at the several mints and the assay office during the year were as follows: At the principal Mint (Philadelphia) the deposits were, in gold, $7,479,568 10; in silver, $1,730,917 11; total, $9,210,485 21. The coinage amounted to $14,346,762 99, comprising $11,074,388 12 in gold, $3,245,268 09 in silver, and $27,106 78 in copper coins, and composed of 25,876,288 pieces.

It will be observed that the coinage largely exceeds the deposits during tbe year. This arises from tbe fact that the operations of coinage were suspended during several months of the year 1855, during the progress of the work done at the mint, “to render it fire-proof, and to give additional security to the funds deposited in its vaults.” The bullion then received has been coined during the last year. The repairs to the Mint edifice have been completed, and it is now in all its departments entirely fire-proof. The arrangement of the rooms appropriated to the different branches of business has been also much improved, and the vaults in which the bullion and coins are placed rendered more secure. The Mint is now in a condition of great efficiency, and is capable of performing any amount of coinage which it may be required to execute.

The deposits and coinage at the branch mint at New Orleans during the year were as follows: Gold deposits, $310,925 67; silver deposits, $2,668,803 02: total deposits, $2,979,728 69. Gold coinage, $292,750; silver, $1,744,000; total coinage, $2,036,750, comprised in 5,953,850 pieces.

The operations at that branch of the mint were suspended in October last, in consequence of the repairs then commenced to render the mint building fire-proof. It is expected that the operations at that institution will be fully resumed in the early part of the present year.

The branch mint at San Francisco received of gold deposits the sum of $29,209,218 24; of silver, the sum of $246,752 92; total deposits, $29,455,971 16. The operations of coinage were as follows: Gold coins, $25,146,400; silver coins, $177,000; refined gold bars, $122,136 55; unparted or unrefined gold bars, $3,047,001 29; total operations of coinage, including bars, $28,516,147 29, comprised in 1,977,559 pieces.

The deposits received at the branch mint at Dahlonega were $101,405 26. The coinage was $102,575. The number of pieces struck, 22,120.

At the branch mint at Charlotte the sum of $173,592 53 was deposited. The coinage amounted to $162,067 50, composed of 36,370 pieces. The operations of the branches at Dahlonega and Charlotte are confined to gold.

The assay office at New York received during the year: Gold deposits, $17,803,692 40; and silver deposits, including purchases, $474,161 38; total deposits, $18,277,853 78. These deposits were paid as follows: In fine bars, $13,094,386 36; in coin, $5,183,467 42. The number of gold bars prepared and stamped at this office was 4,727, of the value of $19,396,046 89.

The amount of gold of domestic production deposited at all of the minting establishments during the year 1856 was as follows. Gold produced from the State of California, $47,509,411 08; from the Territory of Oregon, $40,750; and from the Atlantic States, $328,280 73; total domestic gold, $47,878,441 81.

I refer you to certain tables annexed to this report, which exhibit in detail the operations of the mint and its branches in the past and former years. These tables present the following statistics, viz: A.— The deposits and coinage at the mint and its branches and the assay office during the year 1856. B.— The coinage of the mint and branches from their organization to the close of the year 1856. 1. Mint of the United States. 2. Branch mint at San Francisco. 3. Branch mint at New Orleans. 4. Branch mint at Charlotte, North Carolina. 5. Branch mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. 6. The assay office at New York. 7. Summary exhibit of the coinage of the mints to the close of the year 1856. C.— Statement of gold of domestic production deposited at the Mint and branches to the end of the year 1856. 1. Mint of the United States. 2. Branch mint at San Francisco. 3. Branch mint, New Orleans. 4. Branch mint, Chailotte. 5. Branch mint, Dahlonega. 6. Assay office, New York. 7. Summary exhibit of the entire deposits of domestic gold at the mints and the assay office to the close of the year 1856. D.— A statement of the amount of silver coined since the passage of the act relating to silver coinage, approved February 21, 1853. E.— A statement of the amount of silver of domestic production, including silver parted from California gold, deposited at the several mints and the assay office from January 1, 1841, to December 31, 1856.

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

JAMES ROSS SNOWDEN,
Director of the Mint.

The President of the United States.


A.

Statement of deposites and coinage at the mint of the United States, branches, and assay office, during the year 1856.

DEPOSITES.
Description. Mint of U.States, Philadelphia. Branch mint, New Orleans. Branch mint, San Francisco. Branch mint, Dahlonega. Branch mint, Charlotte. Assay office, New York. Total.
Gold.
Foreign coin $14,497 00 $15,945 84 $30,480 63 $60,923 47
Foreign bullion 166,049 00 11,634 92 211,082 48 388,766 40
United States coin, (O. S.) 1,565 00 1,565 00
United States bullion 7,297,457 10 283,344 91 $29,209,218 24 $101,405 26 $173,592 53 17,562,129 29 54,627,147 33
Deposited, (including purchases)  






Total gold 7,479,568 10 310,925 67 29,209,218 24 101,405 26 173,592 53 17,803,692 40 55,078,402 20







Silver.
Deposited, (including purchases) 1,720,173 18 2,666,996 87 87,111 54 324,414 46 4,798,696 05
United States bullion, (parted) 10,743 93 1,806 15 159,641 38 149,746 92 321,938 38







Total silver 1,730,917 11 2,668,803 02 246,752 92 474,161 38 5,120,634 43







Total 9,210,485 21  2,979,728 69 29,455,971 16 101,405 26 173,592 53  18,277,853 78  60,199,036 63
Less value of gold ($6,748,705 52) and silver ($431,405) redeposited at the different institutions 7,180,110 52

Total deposits 53,018,926 11

COINAGE.
Description. Mint of United States, Philadelphia. Branch mint, New Orleans. Branch mint, San Francisco. Branch mint, Dahlonega. Branch mint, Charlotte. Assay office, New York. Total.
Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value. Pieces. Value.
Gold.
Double eagles 329,878 $6,597,560 00 2,250 $45,000 00 1,181,750 $23,635,000 00 1,513,878 $30,277,560 00
Eagles 60,490 604,900 00 14,500 145,000 00 73,500 735,000 00 148,490 1,484,900 00
Half eagles 197,990 989,950 00 10,000 50,000 00 94,100 470,500 00 19,786 $98,930 00 28,457 $142,285 00 350,333 1,751,665 00
Three Dollars 26,010 78,030 00 34,500 103,500 00 60,510 181,530 00
Quarter eagles 384,240 960,600 00 21,100 52,750 00 71,120 177,800 00 874 2,185 00 7,913 19,782 50 485,247 1,213,117 50
Dollars 1,762,936 1,762,936 00 24,600 24,600 00 1,460 1,460 00 1,788,996 1,788,996 00
Fine bars 183 80,412 12 27 122,136 55 4,727 $19,396,046 89 4,937 19,598,595 56
Unparted bars 928 3,047,001 29 928 3,047,001 29














Total gold 2,761,727 11,074,388 12 47,850 292,750 00 1,480,525 28,315,537 84 22,120 102,575 00 36,370 162,067 50 4,727 19,396,046 89 4,353,319 59,343,365 35














Silver.
Dollars 63,500 63,500 00 63,500 63,500 00
Half dollars 938,000 469,000 00 2,658,000 1,329,000 00 211,000 105,500 00 3,807,000 1,903,500 00
Quarter dollars 7,264,000 1,816,000 00 968,000 242,000 00 286,000 71,500 00 8,518,000 2,129,500 00
Dimes 5,780,000 578,000 00 1,180,000 118,000 00 6,960,000 696,000 00
Half dimes 4,880,000 244,000 00 1,100,000 55,000 00 5,980,000 299,000 00
Three cent pieces 1,458,000 43,740 00 1,458,000 43,740 00
Fine bars 168 31,028 09 34 23,609 45 52 6,792 63 254 61,430 17
Three cent pieces  













Total silver 20,383,668 3,245,268 09 5,906,000 1,744,000 00 497,034 200,609 45 52 6,792 63 26,786,754 5,196,670 17














Copper.
Cents 2,690,463 26,904 63 2,690,463 26,904 63
Half cents 40,430 202 15 40,430 202 15














Total copper 2,730,893 27,106 78 2,730,893 27,106 78














Recapitulation.
Total gold 2,761,727 11,074,388 12 47,850 292,750 00 1,480,525 28,315,537 84 22,120 102,575 00 36,370 162,067 50 4,727 19,396,046 89 4,353,319 59,343,365 35
Total silver 20,383,668 3,245,268 09 5,906,000 1,744,000 00 497,034 200,609 45 52 6,792 63 26,786,754 5,196,670 17
Total copper 2,730,893 27,106 78 2,730,893 27,106 78














Total coinage 25,876,288 14,346,762 99 5,953,850 2,036,750 00 1,977,559 28,516,147 29 22,120 102,575 00 36,370 162,067 50 4,779 19,402,839 52 33,870,966 64,567,142 30

JAMES ROSS SNOWDEN, Director.
Mint of the United States, Philadelphia, January 30, 1857.

B.

Coinage of the Mint and branches from their organization to the close of the year 1856.

1. MINT OF THE UNITED STATES AT PHILADELPHIA.
    Periods.     GOLD COINAGE.
Double Eagles. Eagles. Half Eagles. Three Dollars. Quarter Eagles. Dollars. Fine Bars.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Value.
1793 to 1817 132,592 845,909 22,197
1818 to 1837 3,087,925 879,903
1838 to 1847 1,227,759 3,269,921 345,526
1848 145,484 260,775 8,886
1849 653,618 133,070 23,294 688,567
1850 1,170,261 291,451 64,491 252,923 481,953
1851 2,087,155 176,328 377,505 1,372,748 3,317,671
1852 2,053,026 263,106 573,901 1,159,681 2,045,351
1853 1,261,326 201,253 305,770 1,404,668 4,076,051 $15,835,997 94
1854 757,899 54,250 160,675 138,618 596,258 1,639,445 17,643,270 58
1855 364,666 121,701 117,098 50,555 235,480 758,269 16,298 14
1856 329,878 60,490 197,990 26,010 384,240 1,762,936 80,412 12







Total 8,024,211 3,328,032 9,395,030 215,183 6,685,804 14,770,243 33,575,978 78

1. MINT OF THE UNITED STATES AT PHILADELPHIA – Continued.
    Periods.     SILVER COINAGE.
Dollars. Half dollars. Quarter dollars. Dimes. Half dimes. Three cents. Fine bars.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Value.
1793 to 1817 1,439,517 13,104,433 650,280 1,007,151 265,543
1818 to 1837 1,000 74,793,560 5,041,749 11,854,949 14,463,700
1838 to 1847 879,873 20,203,333 4,952,073 11,387,995 11,093,235
1848 15,000 580,000 146,000 451,500 668,000
1849 62,600 1,252,000 340,000 839,000 1,309,000
1850 7,500 227,000 190,800 1,931,500 955,000
1851 1,300 200,750 160,000 1,026,500 781,000 5,447,400
1852 1,100 77,130 177,060 1,535,500 1,000,500 18,663,500
1853 46,110 3,532,708 15,254,220 12,173,010 13,345,020 11,400,000
1854 33,140 2,982,000 12,380,000 4,470,000 5,740,000 671,000
1855 26,000 759,500 2,857,000 2,075,000 1,750,000 139,000
1856 63,500 938,000 7,264,000 5,780,000 4,880,000 1,458,000 $31,028 09







Total 2,576,640 118,650,414 49,413,182 54,532,105 56,250,998 37,808,900 31,028 09

1. MINT OF THE UNITED STATES AT PHILADELPHIA – Continued.
    Periods.     COPPER COINAGE. TOTAL COINAGE.
Cents. Half cents. No. of pieces coined. Value of gold. Value of silver. Value of copper. Total value coined.
Pieces. Pieces.
1793 to 1817 29,316,272 5,235,513 52,019,407 $5,610,957 50 $8,268,295 75 $319,340 28 $14,198,593 53
1818 to 1837 46,554,830 2,205,200 158,882,816 17,639,382 50 40,566,897 15 476,574 30 58,682,853 95
1838 to 1847 34,967,663 88,327,378 29,491,010 00 13,913,019 00 349,676 63 43,753,705 63
1848 6,415,799 8,691,444 2,780,930 00 420,050 00 64,157 99 3,265,137 99
1849 4,178,500 39,864 9,519,513 7,948,332 00 922,950 00 41,984 32 8,913,266 32
1850 4,426,844 39,812 10,039,535 27,756,445 50 409,600 00 44,467 50 28,210,513 00
1851 9,889,707 147,672 24,985,736 52,143,446 00 446,797 00 99,635 43 52,689,978 43
1852 5,063,094 32,612,949 51,505,638 50 847,410 00 50,630 94 52,403,679 44
1853 6,641,131 129,694 69,775,537 52,191,618 94 7,852,571 00 67,059 78 60,111,249 72
1854 4,236,156 55,358 33,919,921 37,693,069 58 5,373,270 00 42,638 35 43,108,977 93
1855 1,574,829 56,500 10,885,619 10,610,752 14 1,419,170 00 16,030 79 12,045,952 93
1856 2,690,463 40,430 25,876,288 11,074,388 12 3,245,268 09 27,106 78 14,346,762 99







Total 155,955,288 7,950,043 525,536,141 306,445,970 78 83,685,297 99 1,599,303 09 391,730,571 86

2. BRANCH MINT, SAN FRANCISCO.
    Periods.     GOLD COINAGE.
Double eagles. Eagles. Half Eagles. Three dollars. Quarter eagles. Dollars. Unparted Bars. Fine Bars.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Value. Value.
1854 141,468 123,826 268 246 14,632 $5,641,504 05 $5,863 16
1855 859,175 9,000 61,000 6,600 3,270,594 93 88,782 50
1856 1,181,750 73,500 94,100 34,500 71,120 24,600 3,047,001 29 122,136 55








Total 2,182,393 206,326 155,368 41,100 71,366 39,232 11,959,100 27 216,782 21

2. BRANCH MINT, SAN FRANCISCO – Continued.
    Periods.     SILVER COINAGE. TOTAL COINAGE.
Half dollars. Quar‘r dollars. Dimes. Half dimes. Fine bars. No. of pieces. Value of gold. Value of silver. Total value coined.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Value.
1854 282,712 $9,731,574 21 $9,731,574 21
1855 121,950 412,400 1,471,272 20,957,677 43 $164,075 00 21,121,752 43
1856 211,000 286,000 $23,609 45 1,977,559 28,315,537 84 200,609 45 28,516,147 29









Total 332,950 698,400 23,609 45 3,731,543 59,004,789 48 364,684 45 59,369,473 93

3. BRANCH MINT, NEW ORLEANS.
    Periods.     GOLD COINAGE.
Double eagles. Eagles. Three dollars. Half eagles. Quarter eagles. Dollars.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces.
1838 to 1847 1,026,342 709,925 550,528
1848 35,850
1849 23,900 215,000
1850 141,000 57,500 84,000 14,000
1851 315,000 263,000 41,000 148,000 290,000
1852 190,000 18,000 140,000 140,000
1853 71,000 51,000 290,000
1854 3,250 52,500 46,000 24,000 153,000
1855 8,000 18,000 11,100 55,000
1856 2,250 14,500 10,000 21,100






Total 730,500 1,560,592 818,025 24,000 1,096,628 1,004,000

3. BRANCH MINT AT NEW ORLEANS - Continued.
     Period.      SILVER COINAGE. TOTAL COINAGE.
Dollars. Half Dollars. Quarter Dolls. Dimes. Half Dimes. Three Cts. No. of pieces Value of gold. Value of silver. Total value coined.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces.
1838 to 1847 59,000 13,509,000 3,273,600 6,473,500 2,789,000 28,390,895 $15,189,365 $8,418,700 $23,608,065
1848 3,180,000 600,000 3,815,850 358,500 1,620,000 1,978,500
1849 2,310,000 300,000 140,000 2,988,900 454,000 1,192,000 1,646,000
1850 40,000 2,456,000 412,000 510,000 690,000 4,404,500 3,619,000 1,456,500 5,075,500
1851 402,000 88,000 400,000 860,000 720,000 3,527,000 9,795,000 327,600 10,122,600
1852 144,000 96,000 430,000 260,000 1,418,000 4,470,000 152,000 4,622,000
1853 1,328,000 1,332,000 1,100,000 2,360,000 6,532,000 2,220,000 1,225,000 3,445,000
1854 5,240,000 1,484,000 1,770,000 1,560,000 10,332,750 1,274,500 3,246,000 4,520,500
1855 3,688,000 176,000 600,000 4,556,100 450,500 1,918,000 2,368,500
1856 2,658,000 968,000 1,180,000 1,100,000 5,953,850 292,750 1,744,000 2,036,750










Total 99,000 34,915,000 7,829,600 12,163,500 10,959,000 720,000 71,919,845 38,123,615 21,299,800 59,423,415

4. BRANCH MINT, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.
    Periods.     GOLD COINAGE.
Half Eagles. Qr. Eagles. Dollars. Total pieces. Total value.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces.
1838 to 1847 269,424 123,576 393,000 $1,656,060 00
1848 64,472 16,788 81,260 364,330 00
1849 64,823 10,220 11,634 86,677 361,299 00
1850 63,591 9,148 6,966 79,705 347,791 00
1851 49,176 14,923 41,267 105,366 324,454 50
1852 72,574 9,772 9,434 91,780 396,734 00
1853 65,571 11,515 77,086 339,370 00
1854 39,283 7,295 46,578 214,652 50
1855 39,788 3,677 9,803 53,268 217,935 50
1856 28,457 7,913 36,370 162,067 50





Total 757,159 203,312 90,619 1,051,090 4,384,694 00

5. BRANCH MINT, DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA.
    Periods.     GOLD COINAGE.
Half Eagles. Three dollars. Qr. Eagles. Dollars. Total pieces. Total value.
Pieces. Pieces. Pieces. Pieces.
1838 to 1847 576,553 134,101 701,654 $3,218,017 50
1848 47,465 13,771 61,236 271,752 50
1849 39,036 10,945 21,588 71,569 244,130 50
1850 43,950 12,148 8,382 64,480 258,502 00
1851 62,710 11,264 9,882 83,856 351,592 00
1852 91,452 4,078 6,360 101,890 473,815 00
1853 89,678 3,178 6,583 99,439 462,918 00
1854 56,413 1,120 1,760 2,935 62,228 292,760 00
1855 22,432 1,123 1,811 25,366 116,778 50
1856 19,786 874 1,460 22,120 102,575 00






Total 1,049,475 1,120 193,242 59,001 1,302,838 5,792,841 00

6. ASSAY OFFICE, NEW YORK.
    Periods.     Fine gold bars. Value. Fine silver bars. Value. Total pieces. Total value.
1854 822 $2,888,059 18 822 $2,888,059 18
1855 6,182 20,441,813 63 6,182 20,441,813 63
1856 4,727 19,396,046 89 52 $6,792 63 4,779 19,402,839 52






Total 11,731 42,725,919 70 52 6,792 63 11,783 42,732,712 33

7. SUMMARY EXHIBIT OF THE COINAGE OF THE MINTS TO THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1856.
      Mints.       Commencement of coinage. Gold coinage. Silver coinage. Copper coinage. Entire coinage. Entire coinage.
Value. Value. Value. Pieces. Value.
Philadelphia 1793 $306,445,970 78 $83,685,297 99 $1,599,303 09 525,536,141 $391,730,571 86
San Francisco 1854 59,004,789 48 364,684 45 3,731,543 59,369,473 93
New Orleans 1838 38,123,615 00 21,299,800 00 71,919,845 59,423,415 00
Charlotte 1838 4,384,694 00 1,051,090 4,384,694 00
Dahlonega 1838 5,792,841 00 1,302,838 5,792,841 00
Assay office 1854 42,725,919 70 6,792 63 11,783 42,732,712 33






Total 456,477,829 96 105,356,575 07 1,599,303 09 603,553,240 563,433,708 12


C.

Statement of gold of domestic production deposited at the Mint of the United States and its branches, to the close of the year 1856.

1. MINT OF THE UNITED STATES, PHILADELPHIA.
      Period.       Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. New Mexico. California. Other sources. Total.
1804 to 1827 $110,000 $110,000 00
1828 to 1837 $427,000 00 2,519,500 $327,500 $1,763,900 00 $12,400 $13,200 5,063,500 00
1838 to 1847 518,294 00 1,303,636 152,366 566,316 00 16,499 $45,493 21,037 2,623,641 00
1848 57,886 00 109,034 19,228 3,370 00 3,497 3,670 $682 $44,177 00 241,544 00
1849 129,382 00 102,688 4,309 10,525 00 2,739 2,977 32,889 5,481,439 00 144 5,767,092 00
1850 65,991 00 43,734 759 5,114 00 307 1,178 5,392 31,667,505 00 326 31,790,306 00
1851 69,052 00 49,440 12,338 2,490 00 126 817 890 46,939,367 00 47,074,520 00
1852 83,626 00 65,248 4,505 3,420 00 254 814 49,663,623 00 49,821,490 00
1853 52,200 00 45,690 3,522 1,912 00 3,632 52,732,227 00 18,748 52,857,931 00
1854 23,347 00 9,062 1,220 7,561 00 245 738 35,671,185 00 35,713,358 00
1855 28,895 50 22,626 1,200 1,733 50 310 900 2,634,297 63 1,535 2,691,497 63
1856 21,607 00 12,910 5,980 4,910 00 2,460 1,440,134 58 40,750 1,528,751 58










Total 1,477,280 50 4,393,568 532,927 2,371,251 50 35,568 54,944 48,397 226,273,955 21 95,740 235,283,631 21

2. BRANCH MINT, SAN FRANCISCO.
    Period.     California. Other sources. Total.
1854 $10,842,281 23 $10,842,281 23
1855 20,860,437 20 20,860,437 20
1856 29,209,218 24 $10,842,281 23



Total 60,911,936 67 60,911,936 67

3. BRANCH MINT, NEW ORLEANS.
     Period.      Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. California. Other sources. Total.
1838 to 1847 741 $14,306 $37,364 $1,772 $61,903 $3,613 $119,699 00
1848 1,488 2,317 947 6,717 $1,124 00 12,593 00
1849 423 4,062 669,921 00 2,783 677,189 00
1850 3,560 4,575,567 00 894 4,580,021 00
1851 1,040 8,769,682 00 8,770,722 00
1852 3,777,784 00 3,777,784 00
1853 2,006,673 00 2,006,673 00
1854 981,511 00 981,511 00
1855 411,517 24 411,517 24
1856 283,344 91 283,344 91









Total 741 16,217 39,681 2,719 77,282 21,477,124 15 7,290 21,621,054 15

4. BRANCH MINT, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.
    Periods.     North Carolina. South Carolina. California. Other sources. Total.
1838 to 1847 $1,529,777 00 $143,941 00 $1,673,718 00
1848 359,075 00 11,710 00 370,785 00
1849 378,223 00 12,509 00 390,732 00
1850 307,289 00 13,000 00 320,289 00
1851 275,472 00 25,478 00 $15,111 00 316,061 00
1852 337,604 00 64,934 00 28,362 00 430,900 00
1853 227,847 00 61,845 00 15,465 00 305,157 00
1854 188,277 00 19,001 00 26,328 00 213,606 00
1855 196,894 03 14,277 17 5,817 66 216,988 86
1856 157,355 18 16,237 35 173,592 53





Total 3,957,813 21 366,695 17 87,321 01 4,411,829 39

5. BRANCH MINT, DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA.
     Period.      Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. California. Other sources. Total.
1838 to 1847 $64,351 00 $95,427 00 $2,978,353 00 $32,175 00 $47,711 00 $3,218,017 00
1848 5,434 00 8,151 00 251,376 00 2,717 00 4,075 00 271,753 00
1849 4,882 00 7,323 00 225,824 00 2,441 00 3,661 00 244,131 00
1850 4,500 00 5,700 00 204,473 00 1,200 00 1,800 00 $30,025 00 247,698 00
1851 1,971 00 3,236 00 154,723 00 2,251 00 2,105 00 214,072 00 $951 00 379,309 00
1852 443 00 57,543 00 93,122 00 750 00 324,931 00 476,789 00
1853 2,085 00 33,950 00 56,984 00 149 00 359,122 00 452,290 00
1854 5,818 00 15,988 00 47,027 00 223 00 211,169 00 280,225 00
1855 3,145 82 9,113 27 56,686 36 277 92 47,428 70 116,652 07
1856 25,723 75 44,107 99 106 42 31,467 10 101,405 26









Total 92,629 82 262,155 02 4,112,676 35 42,012 42 59,629 92 1,218,214 80 951 00 5,788,269 33

6. ASSAY OFFICE, NEW YORK.
Period. Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. California. Other sources. Total.
1854 $167 00 $3,916 00 $395 00 $1,242 00 $9,221,457 00 $9,227,177 00
1855 2,370 00 3,750 00 7,620 00 13,100 00 $350 00 25,025,896 11 $1,600 00 25,054,686 11
1856 6,928 13 805 07 4,052 29 41,101 28 233 62 16,529,008 90 16,582,129 29









Total 9,465 13 8,471 07 12,067 29 55,443 28 583 62 50,776,362 01 1,600 00 50,863,992 40

7. SUMMARY EXHIBIT OF THE ENTIRE DEPOSITS OF DOMESTIC GOLD AT THE UNITED STATES MINT AND BRANCHES TO THE CLOSE OF 1856.
      Mints.       Virginia. North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia. Tennessee. Alabama. New Mexico. California. Other sources. Total.
Philadelphia $1,477,280 50 $4,393,568 00 $532,927 00 $2,371,251 50 $35,568 00 $54,944 00 $48,397 $226,273,955 21 $95,740 00 $235,283,631 21
San Francisco 60,911,936 67 60,911,936 67
New Orleans 741 00 16,217 00 39,681 00 2,719 00 77,282 00 21,477,124 15 7,290 00 21,621,054 15
Charlotte 3,957,813 21 366,695 17 87,321 01 4,411,829 39
Dahlonega 92,629 82 262,155 02 4,112,676 35 42,012 42 59,629 92 1,218,214 80 951 00 5,788,269 33
Assay Office 9,465 13 8,471 07 12,067 29 55,443 28 583 62 50,776,362 01 1,600 00 50,863,992 40










Total 1,486,745 63 8,453,223 13 1,190,061 48 6,579,052 10 80,299 42 192,439 54 48,397 360,744,913 85 105,581 00 378,880,713 15


D.

Statement of the amount of silver coined at the mint of the United States, and the branch mints at San Francisco and New Orleans, under the act of February 21, 1853.

     Year.      Mint U. States, Philadelphia. Branch mint, San Francisco. Branch mint, New Orleans. Total.
1853 $7,517,161 $1,137,000 $8,654,161
1854 5,373,270 3,246,000 8,619,270
1855 1,419,170 $164,075 1,918,000 3,501,245
1856 3,214,240 177,000 1,744,000 5,135,240




Total           17,523,841               341,075           8,045,000   25,909,916


E.

Statement of amount of silver of domestic production, including silver parted from California gold, deposited at the mint of the United States, its branches, and the assay office, New York, from January 1841, to December 31, 1856.

    Year.     Value.
1841 $4,300 00
1842 6,453 00
1843 8,640 00
1844 30,847 00
1845 4,769 00
1846 3,066 00
1847 6,407 00
1848 6,191 00
1849 39,112 00
1850 269,253 00
1851 389,471 00
1852 404,494 00
1853 417,279 00
1854 328,199 00
1855 333,053 00
1856 321,938 38

Total 2,573,472 38


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