1860

Nov 6
Lincoln elected

Dec 20
South Carolina secedes

1861

Jan 9
Mississippi secedes

Jan 10
Florida secedes

Jan 11
Alabama secedes

Jan 19
Georgia secedes

Jan 26
Louisiana secedes

Feb 4
Provisional Confederate Congress convenes

Feb 9
Jefferson Davis elected provisional President

Feb 18
Jefferson Davis inuagurated

Feb 21
CSA Post Office instituted

Feb 23
Texas voters approve secession


Mar 4
Lincoln inaugurated

Mar 9
First Issue of CSA Notes authorized

Apr 12
Bombardment of Fort Sumter begins

Apr 17
Virginia secedes


May 6
Arkansas secedes


May 20
North Carolina secedes

May 24
CSA Congress votes to move capital to Richmond


June 1
Mints officially close

North-South mail ceases

June 8
Tennessee voters approve secession



July 16
CSA Capital moves to Richmond

July 21
Battle of First Bull Run



Dahlonega Mint

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The Dahlonega mint opened in 1838 with coinage of quarter and half eagles. In 1849 the first gold dollars were produced and in 1854 the only three dollar gold pieces were struck.


Dahlonega Mint

Georgia seceded from the Union on January 19, 1861. Production of a small amount of gold dollars and half eagles dated 1861 were continued by the Confederacy until bullion supplies were exhausted.



The mint coined 1,597 half eagles dated 1861-D in February. It has been estimated that an additional 1,600-1,700 half eagles and 2,750-3,250 gold dollars dated 1861-D were struck after the February coinage.

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