One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

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RogerB
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One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by RogerB » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:34 pm

The New Orleans Mint was proposed for closure in 1897, but things move "kind-a slow in N'aw Lins."

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by shortnock » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:34 pm

RogerB: Nice find. Fine photo. Those darned bean counters!
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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by RogerB » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:59 am

Here's an additional letter FYI.

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by vamsterdam » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:35 pm

So, what was carson city doing from 1894 onward if it had not been closed?

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by RogerB » Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:59 pm

Assay office.

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by rogerg » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:44 am

What beautiful penmanship, but I must say it appears that he used a Big Chief tablet.

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by Kurt28 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:35 am

That would have made a significant impact on my collection.

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by RogerB » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:13 am

rogerg wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:44 am
What beautiful penmanship, but I must say it appears that he used a Big Chief tablet.
The journal was approx 12.5 x 18-inches page size with a larger cover. The front looked like this from Entry 235 volume 007.
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Each volume had an alphabetical index and 500 numbered pages on which a clerk copied letters before they were mailed, or delivered within the main Treasury building. The completed manuscript section was usually sent to a private contractor who prepared the index pages, then assembled the volume and added covers and end-papers. Sometimes the contractor signed his/her work. Women could earn as much per volume as men since it was common to use first initials and last name in identifying people in the 19th century. "M. Smith" could be "Mary Smith" or "Mark Smith."

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Re: One of your favorite US Mints could have closed 10 years earlier.

Post by RogerB » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:40 am

shortnock wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:34 pm
RogerB: Nice find. Fine photo. Those darned bean counters!
When photographing journals and other documents, I try to get the best image possible. If you refer to the photo of the journal, previous post, here's what I do. The copy stand has two large daylight LED light arrays just like a regular copy stand. I use a hand held incident light meter to measure the light intensity at each corner of the volume and the center. The lights are tilted or masked until I have identical light intensity at all five points. The camera is aligned and measured with a level so the CCD is parallel to the volume cover/or a flat page. Exposure is manual based on the light meter reading, and auto focus is used most of the time. (This compensates as the volume gets thinner as pages are turned.) A thin border is allowed to avoid clipping of text. This is cropped off later.) All the odd pages are shot first, then all the even pages. In my office, I interleave odd/even page images, make overall adjustments to improve readability (especially of any pencil notes), then convert to the highest quality PDF (2400 dpi or better).

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