New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ Jackson Square ~ New Orleans Mint ~ 2003
Jackson Square was designed after the famous 17th-century Place des Vosges in Paris, France, by the architect and landscape architect Louis H. Pilié. Jackson Square is roughly the size of a city block .Sculptor Clarm Mills’s statue of Battle of New Orleans hero and future U.S. President Andrew Jackson, for whom the square was named in 1815, was erected in 1856…US National Landmark.
The New Orleans Mint (French: Monnaie de La Nouvelle-Orléans) operated in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a branch mint of the United States Mint from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. During its years of operation, it produced over 427 million gold and silver coins of nearly every American denomination, with a total face value of over US$307 million.[3] It was closed during most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction.NRHP

By Onasill ~ Bill Badzo on 2003-09-20 19:12:31
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