The Numismatist Volume 10

The Numismatist Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... 1793 and 1857," with heliotype plates, Irvington, N. Y., 1879, and mentioned preliminarily the groups in which the cents are classified; I, Chain or link, 1793; II, Wreath 1793; III, Liberty cap; 1793-6; IV, Draped bust, 1796-1807; V, Turban head, 1808-14; VI, Coronet, 1816-39; VII, Braided haid, 1839-57, etc. He spoke of the great number of die variations in certain years, regarding the features, hair, figures, etc, upon the obverses, and the laurel stems, leaves and berries upon the reverses, and explained that the high prices sometimes paid for cents was usually owing to their being in an extraordinarily fine condition, the outlines being as sharp and the mint gloss as bright as when they first came from the dies. These specimens had almost always been hoarded or hidden from the Light and air for nearly, if not quite, one hundred years, and had not been defaced or rubbed by circulation. In the instances where variety chiefly determined the price, there were years, like 1799, where the pieces were so seldom found in good condition that it was almost safe to pronounce a specimen that was such to be counterfeit and of quite recent manufacture. In 1815 there were no cents coined. In the collection of the Historical Seciety there are cents of all the dates from the beginning to 1893, inclusive, though many of the die variations are still wanting, and the condition of a number of those that are represented is not what is desired. Miss Maud Stevens showed two Liberty cap cents, one of them 1796; and two draped busts do. of 1798; Mrs. A. M. Chase, cents of 1798, 1800, 1801, 1802 and 1811; Mr. Samuel Powel, from 1796 to 1864, with four exceptions; Mr. Rocco Barone, 1819, '35, '39, '42, '46, '51, '52, '57 and '58, and the president, an...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901835
  • 9781236901835