Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States - A Complete Encyclopedia

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1792 Coinage

An artist's conception of the initial coinage of 1792 half dismes. In actuality, the striking is believed to have taken place in the cellar of John Harper, a Philadelphia saw maker and machinist, for the Mint premises were not ready. (From History of the First United States Mint by Frank H. Stewart.)

Diagram

Diagram of buildings of the first United States Mint, with the front of the Mint located on Seventh Street. (From History of the First United States Mint by Frank H. Stewart.)

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