Exhibition of United States and colonial coins, January seventeenth to February eighteenth, 1914: Catalogue ...

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American Numismatic Society, 1914 - Antiques & Collectibles - 133 pages
 

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Page 17 - An eye forming the center of a glory of thirteen points intersecting a circle of thirteen stars. Legend: NOVA CONSTELLATIO. Rev. A wreath enclosing the letters US and the figures i.ooo.
Page v - War, when there was a great scarcity of silver currency, and before the issue of the small notes, known first as postal, and later as fractional currency, about all the small change obtainable consisted of postage stamps, which, being adhesive, were most troublesome when used in that way. Many merchants had little metal cases made, which were about the size of the copper cent.
Page 114 - ... Fifty Dollar piece, except that instead of arrows an olive branch is held in the left talon. Around the border UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Below is the denomination TWENTY DOLS. On a scroll above the eagle is 884 THOUS. Reverse, Engine-turned, inclosing a rectangular tablet across the centre, upon which, in four lines, AUGUSTUS HUMBERT | UNITED STATES ASSAYER | OF GOLD CALIFORNIA. | 1852. The border is beaded and the edge reeded. This was the first Twenty Dollar piece from the United States Assay...
Page 13 - Edge: I PROMISE TO PAY ON DEMAND THE BEARER ONE PENNY X. Proof. (Illustrated.) WILLIAM WOODS
Page iv - Mark or 1000 units, the next a Quint or 500 units — of which there are two varieties — and the remaining one a Cent or 100 units.
Page 126 - Applications for Advertising on this currency to be addressed to Kirkpatrick & Gault, No. 1 Park Place, NY" Success proved to be Gault's downfall.
Page 22 - Seated figure on globe, to left a small cat at her feet; below, 1776; D(EFENSOR LIB)ERTATIS (?). Struck over an Irish halfpenny of 1747.
Page 22 - Bar Half Cent. Similar in design to the Bar Cent, but USA not in cipher.
Page 30 - Continuous set from 1838 to 1861, except 1845 in which year no coins were struck.
Page 11 - LONDON 1795. Legend: PAYABLE BY CLARK & HARRIS 13. WORMWOOD ST. BISHOPSGATE. Edge lettered.

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