1838 - "C" is for Charlotte

March 27, 1838 - For the first time, coins are manufactured from Mecklenburg gold at the Charlotte Mint. A "half-eagle" is worth $5.00; a "quarter-eagle" is worth $2.50. Each gold piece is stamped with a "C" to show it was minted at Charlotte. In this one year, over $100,000 worth of gold blocks, called "bullion," will be received at the Mint on West Trade Street.

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