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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... Three-cent Piece. Device.--A six-pointed
star, in the centre of which is a shield. 1851. Legend.--HOTTED
STATES OF AMERICA. Exergue.--1851. Reverse.--An ornamented C, in
the centre of which are the numerals TTT.; ahove is the olive
branch, and beneath are the arrows; and around the edge of the
field are thirteen six-pointed stars.1 (Size 3. See Plate XVI.,
Figure 17.) Much odium was visited upon this little coin when it
first made its appearance. It has, however, survived it, and is now
a great favorite. There were one type and two varieties of this
coin, and the number coined was 5,447,400. Plenty. 1 The Mint at
New Orleans issued a similar piece, with the letter O upon it.
Half-dollar. The designs unchanged, except by the addition of a
barbed arrow on each 1853. side of the exergue, on the obverse, and
the rays in the background of the eagle -- covering the entire
field on the reverse. There were of this emission two types and
three varieties, and the number coined was 2,892,000. They are
plenty. 1 To June 30th. COPPER COINAGE. Following will be found the
types and varieties of this currency, with such history and
incidents in relation thereto as we have been able to gather.
Though a despised coin--too often, we fear, the consequence of
affectation--it has been, and continues to ibe a very useful one;
enabling him who affects to disregard trifles, to gratify to the
utmost the natural cupidity, which, in pecuniary transactions, is
often enchanted with the advantage of a penny. For our own part, we
deem it an important medium, between man and man, which not only
subserves the purposes of a fractional currency, but sometimes
quiets the fractional ideas which otherwise might result in
differences that a larger denomination of coin could not heal.
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|Country of origin:
• Montroville Wilson Dickeson
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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