Unique, "EB on Breast"
1787 Brasher Doubloon from
The Gold Rush Collection
Books and Pamphlets:Birdsall, Clair M. The United States Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia: Its History and Coinage . Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1984.
Birdsall, Clair M. The United States Branch Mint at Charlotte, North Carolina: Its History and Coinage . Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988. [This work contains a floor plan of the Charlotte Mint, rebuilt after the fire of 1844, which is the closest thing researchers have to a floor plan of the Dahlonega Mint].
Cain, Andrew W. History of Lumpkin County for the First Hundred Years 1832-1932 . Atlanta, GA: Stein Printing Company, 1932. [Also available in a reprinted edition with a new index by Margaret H. Cannon, Ph. D. Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, 1984.
Cooper, Ben Green. Dahlonega Gold, The Dahlonega Story .Atlanta, GA: Roberts Publishing Co., 1962.
Coulter, E. Merton. Auraria, The Story of a Georgia Gold-Mining Town . Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1956.
Ferguson, Eugene S., ed. Early Engineering Reminiscences (1815-40) of George Escol Sellers . Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. [This work contains much useful information relating to the machinery installed in the Dahlonega Mint, including mechanical drawings of the steam engine and governor, the coining press, and the coin milling machine.
Harshaw, Lou. The Gold of Dahlonega, The First Major Gold Rush in North America . Asheville, NC: Hexagon Company, 1976.
Head, Sylvia Gailey and Elizabeth W. Etheridge. The Neighborhood Mint, Dahlonega in the Age of Jackson . Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1986.
Roberts, Bruce. The Carolina Gold Rush, America's First . Charlotte, NC: McNally and Loftin, 1971 [revised edition, 1982. This work contains background information related to the first recorded discovery of gold by the white man in North America (in 1799)].
Stautzenberger, Anthony Joseph. The Establishment of the Charlotte Branch Mint, A Documented History . Austin, TX: the author, 1976. [This work contains much background into the legislation establishing the branch mints at Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans. Photographs of the rebuilt Charlotte Mint, in its original location, as well as of crucibles, molds, scales, weights, and an oaken box for shipping gold bars are included].
Williams, David. The Georgia Gold Rush, Twenty-Niners, Cherokees, and Gold Fever . Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Wilkinson, Henrietta H. The Mint Museum of Art at Charlotte, A Brief History . Charlotte, NC: Heritage Printers, 1973 [revised edition, 1976. This work contains photographs of the rebuilt Charlotte Mint, in its original location, as well as of the mint assayer's equipment. A portrait and biography of William Strickland, who drew the plans for the Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans mints is also included].
Winter, Douglas. Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint 1838-1861, A Numismatic History and Analysis . Dallas, TX: DWN Publishing, 1997.
Articles:Adams, Al C. "Adams offers Dahlonega prints." The Numismatist (December 1979): 2688.
Amerson, Anne Dismukes. "Historic Dahlonega College Arose from Ashes of Horrendous Fire." North Georgia Journal (Spring, 1998): 6-12, 52.
Amerson, Anne Dismukes. "Rare Photo Discovered; North Georgia College Secretary Finds Lost Print of Branch Mint." North Georgia Journal (Spring, 1998): 14-15.
Anthony, Madeliene. "Dahlonega's Big Era, Golden Heritage Stolen with Coins." The Atlanta Constitution (April 1, 1963): TBD.
[Author unknown]. "Gold-Mining in Georgia." Harpers New Monthly Magazine (June to November 1879): 506-519.
[Author unknown]. "The Georgia Gold Mines." The Numismatist (January 1940): 52-53.
[Author unknown]. "The Gold Dollars of the Dahlonega Mint." The Numismatist (April 1907): 112.
Cawthon, Francis. "Smithsonian Curator Studies Dahlonega." The Numismatist (October 1958): 1207.
Cunningham, Penelope Prewitt. "The Dahlonega Mint Story." The Numismatist (January 1962): 14-17.
Donnelly, Ralph W. "Despite Civil War, Dahlonega Mint Operates." Coin World (August 5, 1981): 72.
Doty, Richard G. "'An onerous & delicate task': Franklin Peale's Mission South, 1837." America's Gold Coinage [Proceedings No. 6 from the Coinage of the Americas Conference at the American Numismatic Society, New York, November 4-5, 1989] (1990): 67-82. [This article examines Franklin Peale's journey to Charlotte, NC and Dahlonega, GA to inspect the newly completed branch mint buildings on behalf of the Philadelphia Mint].
Elder, Thomas L. "A Trip to Dahlonega, Georgia's Mint Town." The Numismatist (March 1939): 169-174.
Giedroyc, Richard. "1861-D gold dollar struck amid Civil War; Mintage still unknown, 126 years after coin was struck." Coin World (December 16, 1987): 81.
Griffith, Michael W. "North Georgia Gold, The Dahlonega Mint." The Numismatist (September 1983): 1834. A follow-up "Letter to the Editor" from Jim Lestock relating that the [Griffith] "Article stimulates interest in early U. S. mints," appeared in The Numismatist (January 1984): 9].
Hettger, Henry T. "Dahlonega Mint's Kellogg torn between North and South in '61; Mint official sides with Georgia in war." Coin World (October 10, 1994): 82. [A follow-up "Letter to the Editor" from Cecil Webster, headlined "Family not Quakers," appeared in Coin World (November 14, 1994)].
Julian, R. W. "The Dahlonega Mint: 1835-1838." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (April 1966): 775-778.
Julian, R. W. "The Dahlonega Mint: 1839-1842." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (May 1966): 1031-1036.
Julian, R. W. "The Dahlonega Mint: 1843-1847." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (July 1967): 1241-1246.
Julian, R. W. "The Dahlonega Mint: 1848-1850." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (August 1967): 1541-1545.
Julian, R. W. "The Dahlonega Mint: 1851-1854." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (November 1967): 1944-1948.
Julian, R. W. "Lack of Gold, Civil War Spell 'Finis' for Georgia Mint." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (November 1968): 1697-1705.
Karlson, Geneva. "abc's of numismatics; tips for reading and research [The Dahlonega Mint]." The Numismatist (December 1977): 2493.
Lester, Carl N. "Some Dahlonega Mint Comments." [Bowers and Merena Galleries] Rare Coin Review 77 (Early Summer 1990): 52.
Lester, Carl N. "Dahlonega Mint Photo Discovered!" [Bowers and Merena Galleries] Rare Coin Review 89 (Autumn/Winter 1992): 44.
Lester, Carl N. "Dahlonega Half Eagle Rarity, A Collector's View." [Bowers and Merena Galleries] Rare Coin Review 100 (July/August 1994): 56.
Lester, Carl N. "Dahlonega Mint photo, first known, surfaces at college; Discovery 'thrilling in the extreme' to researchers." Coin World (November 17, 1997): 87, 90. [The discovery photograph is featured on page 1 of this issue].
Lester, Carl N. "The past comes alive; Dahlonega mint foundation elicits coining images of bygone era." Coin World (December 1, 1997: 78-79. [Included is a photograph of the outside of Price Memorial Hall, a floor plan of the Charlotte Mint basement (similar to that of the Dahlonega Mint), and a photograph of the interior of the basement at Price Memorial].
Lester, Carl N. "The Dahlonega Mint, Circa 1877, Limited Edition Print." [Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins], c.1998. [This full-color, illustrated bifold brochure was issued with the limited (to 500) edition print of the only-known, full-view photograph of the U. S. Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. The accompanying text provides a summary of the photograph and its discovery, as well as the history of the Georgia gold rush, the Dahlonega Mint and its coinage, and the fate of the Dahlonega Mint building following the mint's closure].
McAuley, Margaret C. "Dahlonega Gold [summary of a speech by Jackson Bennett]." The Numismatist (March 1956): 278.
Neal, Willard. "Gold Mined Again at Dahlonega." The Numismatist (June 1927): 362-363.
Snowden, A. Lowden. "Answers to Correspondents [the Dahlonega Mint described]." Coin Collector's Journal (March 1885): 48.
Thompson, Walter. "The Dahlonega Mint." The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (February 1959): 285-286.
Van Ryzin, Robert R. "Dahlonega: A striking example of a golden age." Numismatic News (September 6, 1988): 16.
Public Documents:"Correspondence of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia with the Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, 1835-61." National Archives, Record Group 104, T-646, Rolls 1, 2, and 3.
"Dahlonega Gold Museum." Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Atlanta, GA, 1980.
Jones, S. P. "Second Report on the Gold Deposits of Georgia." Georgia Geologic Survey, Bulletin 19, 1909 [reprinted 1983].
"Report 18: Expenditures--Branch Mint at Charlotte, N. C." U. S. House of Representatives, 26th Congress, 2nd Session, 1840. [This document contains very detailed information concerning the expenditures of the Charlotte Branch Mint during its formative years. Much insight into the furnishings of the Charlotte Mint is given, which must have closely paralleled that of the Dahlonega Mint].
"Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1872." U. S. Government Printing Office. [On page 353, there is information relating to the transfer of the former Dahlonega Mint building to the State of Georgia for use as the North Georgia Agricultural College building. There is also an engraving of the building].