New varieties of gold and silver coins, counterfeit coins, and bullion; with mint values. Second edition, rearranged, with numerous additions ... to which is added A brief account of the collection of coins belonging to the mint. Jacob R. Eckfeldt, William E. Du Bois.
New varieties of gold and silver coins, counterfeit coins, and bullion; with mint values. Second edition, rearranged, with numerous additions ... to which is added A brief account of the collection of coins belonging to the mint.

New varieties of gold and silver coins, counterfeit coins, and bullion; with mint values. Second edition, rearranged, with numerous additions ... to which is added A brief account of the collection of coins belonging to the mint.

New York: George P. Putnam, 1851. 8vo, pp. [6], 72, [2], 2 [ads], 2 [ads], 6 [ads on yellow paper]; 5 plates; original brown cloth, gilt-stamped upper cover; a few cracks in the cloth along the hinges neatly repaired with small strips of cellotape; otherwise a very good copy. An early reference work on gold coins from California and other states issued for collectors and those dealing in the money trade. The authors were assayers of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The first edition of this work, issued in 1850, contained several samples of genuine California gold ore and is notably scarce. This revised edition was issued without the samples but contains new material on the California gold situation and California coins; Mormon coins; and other West Coast imprints. There are 5 handsome engraved plates at the end of the book showing gold coins from California and the west coast; Mormon coins; gold ingots; mining company issues; coins from Central America; and much more. The second half of the book, written by Du Bois, is devoted to ancient coins in the U.S. Mint's private collection, including coins from the Roman Empire, Persia, the Byzantine era, and more. This collection was formed in 1838 with Du Bois serving as its first curator. Cowan, p. 76; Kuritz 217b; Sabin 21788. Item #54192

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