Melting Bullion Into Bars

Melting Bullion Into Bars

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Credit: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An illustration from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 20, 1878, depicting workmen in the assay office molding melted bullion into bars. At times, the Comstock mills tried to prevent robbery by producing silver in bars so large that no one man could carry them.

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