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Site of First U.S. Branch Mint
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
N 37° 47.654 W 122° 24.205
10S E 552524 N 4183152
Quick Description: A plaque on an old style building front seemingly set into a modern building.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2006 7:36:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMJET
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 32

Long Description:
The first United States branch mint in San Francisco was authorized by Congress July 3, 1852 and opened for operation April 3, 1854. Dr. L. A. Birdsall was the first superintendent, J. Huston, first minter, and A. Haraszthy, first assayer.

Today the building behind is occupied by a bank and a variety of other businesses.
Marker Number: 87.00

Marker Name: Site of First U.S. Branch Mint in California

County: San Francisco

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 10/31/1949

608-610 Commercial St near Montgomery, San Francisco

Website: Not listed

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