The Dahlonega Mint began operations in 1838 and continued to run until April 1861, when it was seized by the state of Georgia and then, the Confederacy. The building that housed the mint burned to the ground in 1878. Dahlonega and Charlotte coins are unique, in that only gold coins were struck at both Mints. These Mints, unlike New Orleans, never re-opened after the War. Only 22 years of limited production coinage were ever made in Georgia and North Carolina.