Carson Mint starts

Feb. 8, 1870

CARSON MINT DOLLARS have made their appearance. They are notable coins for several reasons. In the first place they are a living refutation of the old, carping prediction that there never would be any money issued from the Carson Mint; and in the second place they are the only silver dollars that have been minted for several years. They are very handsomely coined; very good to jingle, and powerful good for sore eyes. They are worth just eight cents more than two silver half dollars.

Feb. 12, 1870

MINT DROPS. — We yesterday saw Col. Curry and Andy Wright on the street with a half bushel bag full of silver dollars. Andy was toting them down to the express office and the Colonel was going along as body guard. The man who was with us suggested that we knock Andy down and capture his load; but we turned the sordid huckster over to the police and the mint drops went safely to their destination.

Feb.15, 1870

BIG DAY’S WORK AT THE MINT — Col. Curry minted some ten thousand dollars in gold tens yesterday at the Carson Branch Mint. This begins to look like business. The story started by the Washington correspondent of the San Francisco Bulletin that we were to be reduced to an assay office, is expressive of a futile wish that is father to nincompoop’s thought. Before long we shall coin more money here than they do in San Francisco.


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