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Dahlonega Mint

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The Dahlonega Mint was chartered by the United States Congress in 1838, at the mining town of Dahlonega, Georgia, during the first gold rush. It operated until the American Civil War broke out in 1861.

Gold leaf from this area also covers the exterior of the domed roof over the rotunda of the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta. Local media often refer to the state legislature's activities as what's going on "under the gold dome".

See also the Charlotte Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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