Charlotte, North Carolina, US Mint Gold Bullion Memorandum, 1853

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Charlotte, North Carolina, US Mint Gold Bullion Memorandum, 1853
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Exceptionally rare. Assay Memorandum of Gold Bullion Charlotte, North Carolina Mint ,October 28, 1853. Certificate lists 25 samples of gold deposited by D.A. Davis. Fineness of the samples ran from 753 to 948. Signed M. H. Strange, acting Treasurer. The form was in use for a long time since the preprinted date is 183_. Weight before melting of all the samples is 370.25 oz, and after melting 364.65 oz, Total value $6494.74. Gold valued at ~$20.50 oz, charges for refining totaled $32.47. Condition issues: some holes, staining, and foxing. Please inspect. 11" x 10" A particularly rich belt of gold deposits was discovered on Cherokee Indian land in Georgia, near what was to become Dahlonega, in 1828, and continued into North Carolina causing a huge influx of miners. The Mint opened in 1836 in Charlotte, North Carolina to deal with the early Carolina gold discoveries which were first serviced by the Bechtlers who began operating their private mint and assay office in Rutherford County North Carolina in 1831. The year before, Templeton Reid had opened the first private mint and assay office in the United States in Gainesville, Ga. Gold was processed and refined at the Charlotte mint until March 28, 1838, when the first $5 Gold half eagle was struck in Charlotte. Later that year the $2 1/2 quarter eagles were minted, and a small Gold dollar began production in 1849. Date: Location: Charlotte, North Carolina HWAC# 58523