Gary Beals writes:
About 1965 I was loaned some old numismatic books dating back to the 1800s. I photographed a couple of pictures in pages that caught my eye. I was a junior
In examining the coins please hold them thus
The 1890 or so Victorian era art may have been designed to be a poster for a coin shop. It is charming. New collectors certainly need to learn how to hold
coins — especially those pieces close to uncirculated.
I wonder if anyone has more details on how this common sense poster or book panel came into existence. It is no doubt a British item.
Women workers at the U.S. mint
This line drawing documents that women were employed by at least one of the U.S. mints. Safety issues concerning work clothing certainly need to be discussed
here, loose garments having been caught in machinery and doing great harm to the wearer.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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