A plaque marking the site of the first coins struck in North America was unveiled in Boston, Mass. Nov. 14, in conjunction with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club’s annual convention, Mary Sauvain, C4 public relations, reported Feb. 17.
A mint, established in 1652 by the General Court of Massachusetts with silversmith John Hull as mintmaster, was located on Mr. Hull’s property in Boston. Today the location is known as Washington Street in downtown Boston, where a current Macy’s department store is located.
The Hull Mint struck the early Massachusetts coinage known as the Massachusetts New England, Willow, Oak and Pine Tree silver pieces.
The marker was unveiled jointly by John Adams and Lou Jordan, both well-known individuals to the numismatic community, and Brian LeMay, executive director of the Boston Historical Society.
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