BARRA'S "SOMETHING ABOUT COINS"
While your editor was working his day job on Friday,
Dave Hirt was cherrypicking numismatic literature at
the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN)
coin show near Pittsburgh. His big find: a rare 1863
pamphlet published in San Francisco by E. J. Barra,
titled "Something About Coins" (Attinelli, p.103)
Have any of our subscribers seen one of these? It's a
quaint early tract on coinage, filled with little-known
"facts" such as the mint mark "A" on coins from the
U.S. Minting facility in Auroria, Pike's Peak, Colorado
Wayne Homren, Editor
Content presented in The E-Sylum is not necessarily researched or independently fact-checked, and views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. For more information please see
our web site at http://www.coinbooks.org/ There is a membership application available on the web site. To join, print the application and return it with your check to the address printed on the application. Visit the Membership page.
Those wishing to become new E-Sylum subscribers (or wishing to Unsubscribe) can go to the following web page
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: E-Sylum Editor
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS Webmaster