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The Chicago Mint or Windy City Mint

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,864 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 23, 2022 2:58AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Imagine if we had a Mint in Chicago?

Well, it almost happened, twice!

Anyone find the congressional bill(s)?

Here's some info:

Numismatic News said:
Did they try to get a mint at Chicago?

At least two concerted efforts were made to secure a mint for the Windy City. The first was made in 1896 but was unsuccessful. Representative Frank Annunzio introduced a Chicago Mint bill in 1972, but the remodeling of the San Francisco Mint scuttled the proposal.

Ref: https://www.numismaticnews.net/archive/did-they-try-to-get-a-mint-in-chicago

Here's another article from the New York TImes on January 30, 1875.

https://www.nytimes.com/1875/01/30/archives/a-branch-mint-in-chicago.html

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