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After the Civil War ends, many mint offices open for a time in cities like Carson City, St. Louis, Seattle, and New York.
The Mint moves its Headquarters from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and becomes part of the Department of the Treasury, as it is today.
The new San Francisco Mint building opens, known as the "Granite Lady" because it looks like an ancient Greek temple.
The United States wins the Spanish-American War and begins making coins for foreign countries.  Congress directs that all the rest of our silver bullion be made into coins.
George Washington appears for the first time on a coin: the commemorative Lafayette dollar.

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