Kerry Rodgers forwarded the below image of the new reprint of the 1897 guide to the New Orleans Mint entitled, How Money is Coined. Many thanks also to Kerry for making us aware of the reprint in an earlier E-Sylum submission. -Editor In 1897 author E.S. Gardiner spent some weeks at the New Orleans Mint. Gardiner took a series of photographs illustrating key aspects of the coining process and later that year published a comprehensive illustrated 30 page guidebook titled, How Money is Coined: A Visit in the United States Mint, New Orleans. It sold for 25 cents.
This booklet is excessively rare - I've never seen one. The Centre for Louisiana Studies has used an early negative photographic copy of one of the booklets, originally owned by a woman working in the Mint's adjusting department, to reprint the booklet in full. It comes complete with an introduction by Greg Lambousy, Director of Collections at the Museum.
Those wishing to purchase a copy should contact: Centre for Louisiana Studies, Dupré Library, P.O. Box 40831, Lafayette, LA 70504, or email email@example.com. The cost is $8 plus shipping.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: HOW MONEY IS COINED: RARE NEW ORLEANS MINT PAMPHLET TO BE REPRINTED (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n05a08.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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