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James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City: A Short Full Life: Goe, Rusty James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City: A Short Full Life: Goe, Rusty James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City: A Short Full Life: Goe, Rusty James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City: A Short Full Life: Goe, Rusty

James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City: A Short Full Life

Goe, Rusty

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ISBN 10: 0974616923 / ISBN 13: 9780974616926
Published by Southgate Coins & Collectibles, U.S.A., 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp clean book, almost like new. Very handsome pictorial laminated boards and an oversized format illustrated with photographs in black and white and facsimile documents throughout. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 658 pristine pages, including index. Crawford many not be well known, but he ran the legendary mint in Carson City for a decade from 1874 through 1885, presiding over 48 million coins which had a face value of 33 million dollars. Much information about Crawford, but also about the mint itself, the coins, and the public figures that surrounded him --Genera' Grant and President Hayes, among them. Bookseller Inventory # 27708

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Title: James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson...

Publisher: Southgate Coins & Collectibles, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

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Book by Goe, Rusty

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Even readers that are unfamiliar with James Crawford, or the mint at which he served, will enjoy the experience of learning about how some of the most famous coins in history were produced; and about how political chicanery affected the monetary system of the United States. Yet aside from coin making and political rascality, readers will appreciate the many human-interest stories scattered throughout the pages of this enchanting biography. James Crawford loved life and certainly lived it to its fullest measure. Whether out in the woods on a hunting expedition, participating in a sporting tournament, attending a masquerade ball, vacationing at beautiful Lake Tahoe, escorting a dignitary around town, presenting a speech at a Republican rally, or playing a practical joke on a friend, Crawford always found himself at the center of attention. And, just as those who were close to him admired, respected and loved him, readers will also become enamored with him by the time they have turned to the last page in this exhaustive volume.

Complementing the absorbing narrative is a virtual visual-feast of images, including dozens of coins from the Carson City Mint, and numerous pictures of persons, places, and old newspaper clippings. Rusty Goe spiced up his first major work, "The Mint on Carson Street," which won Book of the Year honors from two prestigious numismatic organizations (PNG and NLG) in 2004, with a similarly profuse presentation of images, and he has not detoured from this award-winning style in this new biography on James Crawford. Adding an authoritative edge to this prodigious work are the 2,250 footnotes incorporated into the book.

This riveting book will appeal to a diversified readership, including lovers of Nevada history, Old West history, U.S. monetary system history, U.S. Mint history, and biographies of famous Americans. It provides an extensive history of the Carson Mint. It gives background information on Morgan silver dollars and the short-lived twenty-cent pieces, as well as all of the other gold and silver coins produced at the Carson City Mint.

It is an essential companion resource to Rusty Goe's 2004 Book-of-the-Year title, "The Mint on Carson Street." It is filled with over 650 pages of meticulously researched information.

No other book comes even close to this book in describing behind-the-scenes activity at a U.S. mint.

The book features an abundant assortment of images (Approximately 300), some of which are appearing in print for the first time.

It is by far the most comprehensive biography of any figure related to numismatics to date.

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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