Dick Doty writes:
Regarding the Heatons and their mint, as far as I know, the Heaton Mint was based on the old machinery of Boulton, Watt & Company. The latter was sold off in the spring of 1850, and Heaton bought most of the equipment. So the Heaton Mint couldn't have begun any earlier than that: you can't strike coins if you don't have a mint.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BIRMINGHAM MINT RELOCATES
Here's a another new coin design - France's 1000 Euro Gold coin. The images were forwarded by ultra-modern numismatist P.K. Saha. Thanks! I like the reverse, but I'm not so keen on the obverse - it looks pretty flat.
HOW MANY OF THE 100 GREATEST MODERN COINS
DO YOU OWN?
Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett present the rarest, the most beautiful, the most popular, and the most valuable, in Whitman's 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins
. Color photographs, behind-the-scenes collector stories, technical specs, and in-depth market analysis make this book a delight for enthusiasts. Hardcover, coffee-table, full color, $29.95.
Order yours at www.WhitmanBooks.com
or call 1-800-546-2995.
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2020 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster