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First U.S. Mint Postcard

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Type Document
Title First U.S. Mint Postcard
Contributor David Sklow
Country United States
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Description [back] "INSPECTING THE FIRST UNITED STATES COINAGE" by John W. Dunsmore. Martha Washington sits before a tray of silver half dismes held by first Chief Coiner, Henry Voight. Looking on around her are President Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Mrs. Hamilton. Newly appointed Director of the Mint, David Rittenhouse, offers a coin from the tray for the First Lady's inspection. It is known that President Washington had a great interest in the Mint and provided some of his family silver for the production of our Nation's first silver coinage.

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