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New Orleans Mint - New Orleans Coins

New Orleans Mint

New Orleans Mint, Louisiana (1838 - 1909)

The New Orleans Mint opened in 1838 to take advantage of the strategic port location and the economic importance of the city, as well as the availability of locally minded gold. In 1861, the mint’s operations were discontinued after it was seized by Confederate forces, who used the building ad quarters for its troops. In 1862, Union forces recaptured the city, eventually reopening the building as a U.S. assay office.

For a short time, the building was used as a federal prison. In 1879, coinage resumed and continued until 1909. Today, the building still stands on the northeastern edge of the French Quarter, serving as a branch of the Louisiana State Museum. The mintmark for New Orleans is the letter O. The New Orleans Mint produced both gold and silver coins, in varying mintages (rare to common), generally of good quality, but often softly struck.

U.S. Rare Coin Investments specializes in New Orleans Mint Gold Coins, New Orleans Mint Silver Coins, all type of Rare Coins and Gold Coins.

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