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2020-07-28 00:19:00

The Anniversary of the Charlotte Mint

On this day in 1837, the Charlotte Mint officially opened for business, marking an important moment in American numismatic history. In 1799, nearly 40 years earlier, gold had first been discovered in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, in the form of a massive seventeen-pound nugget. However, the nugget went unidentified for several years, used as a doorstop, until a local jeweler discovered its true value. 

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2020-06-17 10:00:00

History of the SS Republic: Shipwreck with Civil War Gold

One of the great shipwreck discoveries of the 21st Century was the SS Republic off the coast of Georgia. Discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2003, the sidewheel steamer ship had been carrying 51,000 coins and many other artifacts of American life from 140 years earlier.