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United States, 20 Dollars, 1854

 

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Just as the U.S. Mint in 1838 established branches in Dahlonega, Georgia; and Charlotte, North Carolina, to produce coins near the source of the gold, the San Francisco branch opened in 1854 to handle the California gold rush. The “S” below the heraldic Eagle is the mint mark indicating where it was made.

 

 
 
Legendary Firsts The following objects are in this section.
Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling, "1652" (struck 1667-1674)First United States Silver Dollar, 1794Great Britain, Sovereign, 1838
Massachusetts, "twenty shillings," 1690Brasher Doubloon, 1787United States, 5 Dollars, 1838
Pewter Continental Dollar, 1776United States, 20 Dollars, 1854United States, 10 Dollars, 1838
Copper Pattern Dollar, 1794Portrait Medal of James Smithson, 1817 
 
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