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5 boxes reverse dies shipped from San Francisco

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:32 pm
by RogerB
The attached PDF file shows a large quantity of reverse dies shipped from the San Francisco Mint to Philadelphia. This implies the SF Mint was told to "clean house" by the director, and therefore shipped all they had available. Until the director's original request can be located we do not know what prompted this action or if there were more detailed die lists.

As is common among Mint archives, this letter was misfiled in the wrong year and would likely have gone undiscovered without digitization work of the Newman Numismatic Archive.