This morning David Finkelstein posted a request for assistance in the JR Newsletter blog, a publication of the John Reich Collector's Society. Can anyone help him locate additional U.S. Mint Delivery Warrants and Treasurer Receipts? Here's a copy of his post. "JRJ" is the John Reich Journal. For illustration I've added an image of a similar item from a Spring2008 Holabird-Kagin Americana auction.
Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposited at the Branch Mint
of the United States at San Francisco, CA 12-Sep 1855
I have recently started a project to consolidate all copper, silver and gold Delivery Warrants / Treasurer Receipts from 1793 to 1836 into an Excel spreadsheet.
Delivery Warrants were written orders from the Director of the Mint to the Chief Coiner. They specified the number of coins, by denomination, to be delivered to the Treasurer of the Mint. Treasurer Receipts were receipts written by the Treasurer of the Mint. They specified the number of coins, by denomination, that were received from the Chief Coiner.
It is my understanding that Delivery Warrant data is scattered throughout the document files at the National Archives and Records Administration, and that the spreadsheet that I am attempting to create does not exist. Presently I have the following Delivery Warrant data:
1. In Appendix I of Die Varieties of Early United States Coins, Robert Hilt II lists the Delivery Warrants for Half Dimes through Eagles. His warrant data is complete for warrants 1 through 110 (October 15, 1794 through February 28, 1798). He then lists only 8 warrants from #111 to #307.
2. Bill Eckberg provided me Treasurer Receipts of Half Cent and Large Cent deliveries from 1793 to 1811.
3. Steve Tompkins has documented Quarter Delivery Warrants though 1828 on page 396 of Early United States Quarters, 1796-1838.
4. Brad Higgins has documented the 1801 - 1807 Half Dollar Delivery Warrants in the JRJ.
If anyone has Delivery Warrant or Treasurer Receipt data that is not identified above, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The data that you provide will be noted in the spreadsheet. Thanks in advance for your support of this project.
To read the complete article, see:
JR Newsletter: 21 October 2012 (111)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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