U. S. Mint
The Directory notes that the Mint, then as now located on Esplanade Avenue at Decatur Street, produced $4.4 million in gold and silver coins during 1857-1858. Opened in the 1830s, the New Orleans branch stopped producing coins in 1909. The building was later used as a federal prison and is now part of the Louisiana State Museum's collection of historic buildings in the Vieux Carre.
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