Like its sister mint in Dahlonega, Georgia, the Charlotte Mint of North Carolina was established by the Mint Act of 1835. It also operated in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Between the years of 1838 and 1861 the Charlotte Mint produced gold coins of denominations of $5, $2.50, and for a time, $1. These coins carried the “C” mintmark. In 1861, when North Carolina seceded from the Union, the Confederacy took control of the mint, and briefly kept mintage operations going until realizing that it was a futile effort.
“D” was the marking used for the Dahlonega Mint in the antebellum period: the years leading up to the Civil War. The Mint Act of 1835 established the the creation of a mint at or near Dahlonega, Georgia for the mintage of gold coins. It was placed in Georgia to help assay, refine, and convert the gold found in the Georgia Gold Rush that started in 1828. The mint officially opened in early 1838, and operated until it was seized by the Confederacy in the opening year of the American Civil War in 1861.
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Indian Head Quarter Eagles are some of the most innovative coins made to date. Described as both innovative and daring, the Indian Head Quarter Eagle was minted from 1908 through 1929. These coins were issued annually from 1908 through 1915. At that point, the mint suspended their production for a decade. When minting resumed in 1925, the coins were struck for five more years before the series eventually ended in 1929. These coins were commonly used as currency until President Franklin Delano Roosevelt requires Americans to turn in their gold coins to be melted down in an effort to combat the Great Depression.
The $20 Gold Liberty coin, also referred to as the double eagle coin, was minted during the California Gold Rush. Mines had an abundance of gold and affected the United States currency. The Philadelphia Mint was the first to receive gold from Colonial R.B. Mason, the governor. 230 ounces of gold was minted into quarter eagles. However, the mint soon realized that there was an overabundance of gold. Half eagles and eagles were then minted. James Iver McKay, governor of North Carolina, authorized a small coin as the gold dollar. He was later persuaded to mint a larger coin, the $20 Gold Liberty, which was approved by Congress in 1849.