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Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations, Struck within the

ECKFELDT, Jacob and DU BOIS, William E.

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ECKFELDT, Jacob and DU BOIS, William E. A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations, Struck within the Past Century. Showing their History, Legal Basis and their Actual Weight, Fineness, and Value, Chiefly from Original and Recent Assays. With which are incoroporated Treatises on Bullion and Plate, Counterfeit Coins, Specific Gravity of Precious Metals, Etc. with Recent Statistics of the Production and Coinage of Gold and Silver in the World, and Sundry Useful Tables. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings of Coins, Executed by the Medal-ruling Machine, and under the Direction of Joseph Saxton of the United States Mint. Philadelphia: Assay Office of the Mint, 1842. 1st ed. 4to. 220pp. In contemporary 1/2 roan, marbled boards. Spine expertly repaired, some browning throughout, else a very good copy. A very good copy complete with 16 plates and the pictorial title before the title page. In 1837, Joseph Saxton became the curator of the standard weighing apparatus of the United States Mint. "During his connection with the mint, he designed and constructed the large standard balances used for the verification of the standard weights of the government's assay and coining offices," DAB. Fourteen years later, Saxton won a gold medal at the World's Fair in London for "a large balance of extreme precision," Appleton's Cyclopaedia. Bookseller Inventory # 48974

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Title: Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All ...

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Binding: Hardcover

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