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Historic Highlights

Building and Rebuilding

1900:
The United States officially accepts the gold standard—backing all its money by gold.
1904:
The Denver Assay Office (where gold is tested and weighed) becomes a mint (where coins are made).
1906:
The San Francisco Mint building serves as the city's banking center because most of the city is destroyed by a great earthquake and fire.

Also, the Denver Mint moves into its new building.

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