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1849 : The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold (Hardcover) (Michael F. Moran & Jeff Garrett)

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Moran, an author and researcher in numismatics, and Garrett, a gold-coin specialist, trace the history of the US Mint during the first half of the 19th century, from its establishment in 1794 in Philadelphia to the impact of the 1848 discovery of gold in California. They describe the early difficulties in obtaining bullion, management of the gold-to-silver ratio, the development of coinage designs and motifs, the evolution of engraving and striking methods and technology, the debate over the merits and limitations of paper currency, national disagreements over branch mints, and the relationship between the federal government and Mint officials. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 346
Genre: Antiques + Collectibles
Sub-Genre: Coins + Currency + Medals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
Author: Michael F. Moran & Jeff Garrett
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2016
TCIN: 16187288
UPC: 9780794842451
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-6359
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