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The Old Mint


Take a look inside San Francisco’s Old Mint which long ago housed 1/3 of the U.S. gold reserves.  There are photos of the “gas-powered lighting system, which called for one person to turn the wheel and another person to walk around the entire building, lighting each lamp”, the vaults, and details of the ornate doorknobs and railings.

Written by ltao

May 13th, 2010 at 1:48 am

Posted in money,nostalgia