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The E-Sylum: Volume 15, Number 41, September 30, 2012, Article 16

DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN COINS MANUFACTURED BY MINTS OF THE U.S.

John Pack writes:

I know there is a book from 1962 on the history of domestic coin production, and I thought there was a publication detailing world coin production at the US Mints as well, but I might remember incorrectly. I know there is data in the Mint Reports, but I don’t have the ones I need.

There is a government publication that dealt with this: Domestic And Foreign Coins Manufactured By Mints Of The United States 1792-1965 by U. S. Government Printing Office (1966). There are also editions published in 1970, 1973, 1975 and 1980

David Lange has an article mentioning these and an earlier Whitman publication, quoted below. -Editor

“Though not absolutely complete (having been published in 1964), the softcover monograph titled Foreign Coins Struck at United States Mints is quite thorough for the years up to that point. Put out by Whitman Publishing Company, the authors were Charles G. Altz and E. H. Barton.”

“A related publication was issued by the U. S. Treasury Department in several editions. This is the softcover book Domestic and Foreign Coins Manufactured by Mints of the United States 1793-1980 (that being the date of the most recent edition). There are no illustrations---just endless tables that are of great usefulness to the researcher. This book fills in the gap from 1964-80 left by the Altz & Barton reference. Also included as an appendix are the complete texts of the Mint Acts of 1792, 1873 and 1965, as well as some lesser legislation pertaining to coinage. I was able to find used copies of the latest edition available at prices from $7.95 to $61.89.”

To read the complete article, see: USA COIN ALBUM: SOME OLDER NUMISMATIC BOOKS OF INTEREST, PART THREE (www.ngccoin.com/news/viewarticle.aspx?IDArticle=2040 )

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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