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The City of Dahlonega, the county seat of Lumpkin County, is located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, approximately 70 miles north of Atlanta.

The population of Dahlonega is estimated to be over 7,000. Dahlonega was incorporated December 21, 1833 and was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States.

A U.S. Branch Mint minted Half Eagle, Quarter Eagle, the Gold Dollar Coin (72,529) and the Three Dollar Gold Coins here between 1838 and 1861.