Monday, July 16, 2007

California Historical Landmark #87

Site of the First U.S. Branch Mint in California
California State Historical Landmark #87

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This landmark is located at 608 Commercial Street near Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California in San Francisco County. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francsico County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 47.654 W 122° 24.205.

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The first United States branch mint in San Francisco was authorized by Congress July 3, 1852 and opened for operation April 3, 1854. Dr. L. A. Birdsall was the first superintendent, J. Huston, first minter, and A. Haraszthy, first assayer.

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