Author Archives: Sal Jr Germano

Dahlonega Mint

Dahlonega Mint The United States branch Mint located near Dahlonega, Georgia in Lumpkin County was a result of the Mint Act of 1835. This Act established three new branch mint for the United States. It authorized a branch mint in New Orleans to mint gold and silver coins. Another mint was to be created in […]

Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. He served from 1840 until his death in 1844. Gobrecht was preceded by William Kneass, and succeeded by James Barton Longacre. Gobrecht was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1785. He died in Philadelphia on July 23, 1844. His father […]