Gold Receipts from the Dahlonega Mint are extremely rare. Less than a dozen are known. This receipt Deposit #312 was given to Wm. S. Williams a miner in 1851 when he brought 4 lots of raw gold into the mint for the minting of coins. One from Mrs. Bagor (30.07 ounces)the next two from Williams himself (56.78 ounces)and the last from H.H. Porter (5.02 ounces). It is signed by A.W. Redding, as Treasurer. He would have left the mint with this receipt and returned in several days to pick up shiny new 1851 Gold, Dollars, Quarter Eagles or Half Eagles. This receipt was send in courtesy of one of Mr. Porters relatives.
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