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Inside San Francisco Mint
« on: May 03, 2013, 06:29:44 PM »
CoinNews has just posted some (70+!) nice photos of San Francisco mint in US. I quite enjoyed them, I hope you will find them interesting too. :)

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Caution. The low-hanging fruits are still there maybe for a reason.

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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 10:23:11 PM »
Very fascinating ;D
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 11:25:24 AM »
Very interesting :)

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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 06:57:28 AM »
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 07:35:34 AM »
The difference is not great.
http://sohomint.info/drozcollar.html
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 07:51:02 AM »
Great picture.
Old Annealing Furnace. Department of the Treasury. Bureau of the Mint. U.S. Mint, San Francisco, California.    (1873 07/11/1962)
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 09:17:29 AM »
Photograph of four San Francisco Mint employees in the basement of the Mint washing blanks before they are sent to the Adjusting Room.
A furnace for heating the blanks is at the rear of the photograph. Two tubs for rinsing the blanks are at the left. Two drawers full of gold blanks can also be seen.
Mint, San Francisco, California.
(1873 - 07/11/1962)
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 09:26:47 AM »
Photograph of eight San Francisco Mint employees in the basement area with gold ingots.
Mint, San Francisco, California.
(1873 - 07/11/1962)

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Pay attention to the fashion of the time - a mustache.
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:47:37 AM »
Front View of Melting Furnace, Showing Crucible, Dipping Cup, Stirrer, Tongs, Ingot Molds, Metal Bars, Etc.
Mint, San Francisco, California.
(1873 - 07/11/1962)
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 10:01:02 AM »
Photograph of three San Francisco Mint employees with the bullion balance scales.
Mint, San Francisco, California.
(1873 - 07/11/1962)

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Again mustache.
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 10:05:59 AM »
COINING ROOM - Mint,  San Francisco (1882 - 85).
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 10:48:15 AM »
I think that's an annealing machine on the far left. It would not belong in the same room as the presses, but it's relatively light. Some of the drawers also look like they were set up for the photographer.

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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 07:11:07 AM »
The difference is not great.
http://sohomint.info/drozcollar.html
split ring Droz in the minting process
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2014, 02:43:18 PM »
COINING ROOM - Mint,  San Francisco (1882 - 85).
The same room in 1890.
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Re: Inside San Francisco Mint
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2015, 06:49:17 PM »
This is the largest and most powerful coining press in the world, built for the San Francisco Mint by Morgan & Orr in 1873. It is currently located at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs.
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