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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 50, December 12, 2010, Article 4

CONTENTS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FIRST U.S. MINT

Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded me copies of the Table of Contents and Index for The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint by Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz. He wrote: "I thought these bits of front matter and end matter might further whet your appetite for Len and Joel’s upcoming opus. . . . "

Whet it it did. The Index is a densely-packed two-page five-column affair indicating the breadth and depth of topics covered. It's too much to reproduce here, but below is a copy of the Table of Contents. I've already learned something (Frank H. Stewart's middle name), and I'm curious to see Frank H. Stewart purchases from Chapman Sales. -Editor
Secret History of the U.S. Mint

  • About the Authors
  • Dedication
  • Foreword, by Eric P. Newman
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Declaration House: Foreshadowing of the First Mint’s Fate
  • Chapter 1: The Man, the Mint, and the Masterpieces
  • Chapter 2: Frank Huling Stewart: The Man Who Owned the First United States Mint
  • Chapter 3: “A Very Mean House”: The First United States Mint, 1792–1911
  • Chapter 4: The Frank H. Stewart Collection: Relics of the First United States Mint
  • Chapter 5: The Frank H. Stewart Collection: Coins Created at the First United States Mint
  • Chapter 6: Frank H. Stewart’s Commissioned Artworks: Edwin Lamasure’s Cradle of Liberty and Ye Olde Mint
  • Chapter 7: Frank H. Stewart’s Commissioned Artworks: John Ward Dunsmore’s Inspection of the First Dies and Washington Inspecting the First Money Coined by the United States
  • Chapter 8: Artworks Inspired by Frank H. Stewart’s Commissions: Frank J. Reilly’s Director of the First U.S. Mint Inspecting Initial Coinage, Philadelphia, 1792 and Hy Hintermeister’s Washington Examining the First Coins
  • Chapter 9: The Fate of the Stewart Collection: Congress Hall, the National Park Service, and Rowan University
  • Chapter 10: The Last Days of Frank H. Stewart
  • Afterword: The Mint as It Was, the Mint as Stewart Fixed It in Memory
  • Appendix A: The Stewartiana Catalog
  • Appendix B: Frank H. Stewart Purchases From Chapman Sales
  • Appendix C: Early Fire Insurance Surveys of the First Mint Campus
  • Appendix D: Seventh Street Lot Numbering
  • Appendix E: The Frank H. Stewart Photographs of the First Mint Demolition
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography (Focusing on Significant Numismatic References)
  • Index


Wayne Homren, Editor

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