Can you read 19th century handwriting? The Newman Numismatic Portal has an important transcription project and could use some help.
In 1833, future Chief Coiner Franklin Peale undertook a two-year tour of the European mints. Upon his return, he wrote one of the most
important reports in U.S. Mint history, which formed the basis for technological improvements during his tenure. The Newman Numismatic Portal has
placed a copy of Franklin Peale’s handwritten manuscript on Internet Archive and is now creating a transcription that will be publicly available upon
We have divided the transcription work into individual pages and invite interested volunteers to take on one page, two pages, or even
more. If you wish to volunteer, please email Newman Portal Project Coordinator Len Augsburger at email@example.com. The Newman Portal acknowledges Dick Johnson for furnishing a
partial transcript to initiate this effort, and Bob Julian for a photocopy of the document.
To view Franklin Peale’s report on Internet Archive, see:
Report of Franklin Peale's Visit to European Mints, 1835
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