The American Numismatic Manual of the Currency of Money of the Aborigines: With Colonial, State and United States Coins with Historical and Descriptive Notices of Each Coin Or Series

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1865 - Coinage - 261 pages

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Page 13 - And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; and said, Whose daughter art thou?
Page 227 - California," and of the twelfth section of the act of Congress approved on the 31st of August, 1852, entitled "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, and for other purposes...
Page 129 - The disorders in the existing currency, and especially the scarcity of small change, a scarcity so peculiarly distressing to the poorer classes, strongly recommend the carrying into immediate effect the resolution already entered into concerning the establishment of a Mint. Measures have been taken pursuant to that resolution for procuring some of the most necessary artists, together with the requisite apparatus.
Page 57 - to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin,' and it also declares that 'no State shall coin money, emit bills of credit, or make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Page 259 - Nothing to distinguish this but the punctuation, the effigy being of the old style. No. 12. Though the punctuation is the same as the preceding, it is a new type, as the workmanship differs from any of the whole series, the die being deeper, and hence the muscular development of feature surpasses any other issue. To distinguish it, I have called it the type Hercules. It is extremely rare, and was evidently the work of a superior artist of the period it was gotten up. AUCTORI CONNEC. Since the appearance...
Page 100 - My eyes have grown dim in the service of my country, but I never doubted her justice;" and the great dissatisfaction for want of immediate or undeveloped resources of every kind, which begat, and subsequently, openly showed itself in portions of New England...
Page 147 - ... who are under the control of the Director of the parent mint. The branches went into operation in the year 1838. Their coinage is uniform with that of the establishment at Philadelphia, being systematically tested there for approval. The whole mint establishment, thus constituted, is itself a bureau or branch of the Treasury Department of the general government, and is under the supervision of the Secretary of the Treasury. Its operations are annually reported through the President to Congress,...
Page 130 - ... at the close of the present session. In execution of the authority given by the Legislature measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint. Others have been employed at home. Provision has been made of the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment.
Page 12 - In Genesis (xxiii. 16) Abraham is represented as weighing out to Ephron "four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant...

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