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1865:
After the Civil War ends, many mint offices open for a time in cities like Carson City, St. Louis, Seattle, and New York.
1873:
The Mint moves its Headquarters from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and becomes part of the Department of the Treasury, as it is today.
1874:
The new San Francisco Mint building opens, known as the "Granite Lady" because it looks like an ancient Greek temple.
1898:
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.
1899:
George Washington appears for the first time on a coin: the commemorative Lafayette dollar.

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