Historical Event >> US Mint in Charlotte January 19, 1837|
President Andrew Jackson appoints John Wheeler Hill the first manager, or "superintendent," of the Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint. Men hired to make coins attend special training at the Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the Charlotte Mint opens, the superintendent's salary will be $2,000 per year. The chief coiner will earn $1,500 per year. The men who melt, refine and analyze, or "assay," the gold will earn $1,000 per year.