Tag Archives: New Orleans Mint

1851-O 3-Cent Piece: An Obscure Piece of History

The year 1851 was an interesting but troubled time. The price of silver had moved to a point where silver coins of the United States could be sold, and as a result, people had started hoarding silver. That caused a … Continue reading

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NGC Certifies Hoard of New Orleans Mint Morgan Dollars

On. Jan. 13, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) announced that they had recently graded a hoard of 13,000 Morgan Silver Dollars from the New Orleans Mint. Sealed in 13 U.S. Treasury bags, the coins had not seen the light of day … Continue reading

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Item of the Week: 1838-O Half dollar

Without a lot of fanfare except among specialists, the 1838-O half dollar is probably on a very short list of the most important coins of the United States and also on the short list of the most historic. The story … Continue reading

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Mintmarks: Know the Style and Location

by Michael Fazarri Readers will recall that a mintmark is a symbol, letter, or combination of these marks placed on a die to indicate the location of the facility where the coin was produced. Many foreign countries used animals or … Continue reading

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State of Louisiana seized New Orleans Mint

I know that the New Orleans Mint struck for both the federal and Confederate governments, but wasn’t there a third entity? The third was the State of Louisiana, which seized the New Orleans Mint on Feb. 1, 1861. It was … Continue reading

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