The Southern gold coins of 1861

For the citizens of the United States, and as well for the collector of Southern Gold, 1861 was a pivotal year in our history. Of course, this was the year in which the decades of tension between the┬ánorthern states and the southern states finally devolved into what is now known as the Civil War. For […]

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Antebellum gold deposits at the New Orleans Mint

Gold was first discovered in North Carolina in 1799, but it was five years before anyone made the arduous journey to deposit some at the Philadelphia Mint so that it could be turned into coins. A total of about $11,000 was deposited in 1804, but thereafter, deposits averaged only $2,500 annually until 1824, which marked […]

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