U.S. Mint Reports
Primarily consisting of the Mint Director's annual report, this series contains information often found nowhere else, revealing internal workings of the Mint and copious statistical data. In addition to the annual reports, this series includes other reports as issued, for example, results of assay tests of foreign gold and silver coins. Beginning in 2010, the biennial report on coinage production cost and cost saving alternatives is included in this series.
Note: Reports are categorized by year published rather than year covered. In some cases, the annual report for a given year was not published until the following year.
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Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a report relative to the result of an assay of foreign coins, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate. : January 18, 1827.
A report from the Director of the Mint (Samuel Moore) on the assay of foreign coins. The same text appears in the American State Papers, finance (class 3), volume 5, no. 767.
Paul Hybert summary: "As requested by a resolution of the Senate, a detailed assay of foreign coins, from mint director Samuel Moore to Treasury Secretary Rush, to President Adams, who relayed it to Congress. Evidently the summary, as presented in no. 748 [the Mint Director's assay report, February 7, 1826], did not go over well with Congress, who expected a level of details as found in earlier assay reports. Pure copper is found to be the common alloy in silver coins, while the alloy for gold coins is some combination of copper and silver. Although some mints use a constant ratio between the copper and silver in their gold coinage, other mints do not; the U.S. uses an alloy with equal parts of copper and silver to obtain a pleasing consistent color for the gold coins."
A transcription is at: http://www.chicagocoinclub.org/lib/us/asp/cl03.finance/v5/n767.html.
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a report from the Director of the Mint, and a statement of its operations during the year 1826
Mint Director Samuel Moore's report for the year 1826. The same text appears in the American State Papers, finance (class 3), volume 5, report no. 782.
The Library of Congress link to this section of the ASP is: https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsp&fileName=013/llsp013.db&recNum=630.
Gold deposits are down from the previous year, due to the higher premium on gold. The Mint will focus on coining silver of smaller denominations.