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Assay Medals and the Assay Commissions, 1841-1977

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Published by Eros Pub Co .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8299074M
ISBN 100911571019
ISBN 109780911571011

Chaplain, whom Mark Jones has called "the first great artist to make use of the flexibility offered by the reducing machine," demonstrated, with his masterful portrait medallions, "that a single model, properly conceived, could be successful both as a cast plaque on a large scale and as a struck medal or plaquette on a small scale. Further provisions in this part of the act allowed depositors of silver bullion to receive their metal back in the form of bars or in Trade dollars. The obverse composition is modeled in a series of delicately rendered planes, whereas the powerful, muscular figure on the reverse rises boldly from the plain surface of the piece. Knox again discovered a dearth of proper accounting procedures, and that officials there had trouble finding a copy of the Mint's regulations. The Mint of the United States had originally reported directly to the president but over time legislation had made it subject to control by the Treasury Secretary. Despite these attempts, Longacre remained in his position.

I bought some of the copies issued, and I now believe I will live long enough to see it out of print, having sold virtually the entire supply. The gold standard was seen as the only possible choice, and many people assumed that the United States was on that standard, which had been adopted by strong nations like the United Kingdom and the German Empire The obverse depicts Treasury Secretary C. Until then, depositors of silver could choose to have their bullion struck into silver coins of any denomination of five cents or above; the Act of lightened the silver coins from the half dime to the half dollar and eliminated the right of the depositor to have silver struck into those denominations.

This practice, although illegal under the act, had long been permitted by Mint Directors. Having a currency be defined in terms of two different metals is called bimetallism. As a starting point, I think an online photo inventory of the medals would be beneficial. As a new country, European nations viewed America as a rude cousin not ready for international leadership. The three known specimens of the CC quarter, without arrows by the date, and the only known dime of that description, may have been salvaged from assay pieces, as the remainder of those coins had been ordered melted as underweight. The general function of the Assay Commission was to examine the gold and silver coins of the Mint and ensure they met the proper specifications.


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Assay Medals and the Assay Commissions, 1841-1977 book

Alan has guided my work with unflagging enthusiasm and good humor. From Mine to Mint is intended to bring to coin collectors, numismatists, scholars and historians a view of how the United States Mints operated from the early steam-powered press era to that of mature electric power.

The elimination of the standard silver dollar was simply in the interests of clarifying the coinage law The bill was not considered by the House during the remainder of the 41st Congresswhich expired on March 3,and the Senate-passed bill died with it. Sherman introduced the bill on April 28,and it was referred to the Senate Finance Committeeof which he was chairman.

In the ensuing debate, other representatives, including Potter and Kelley, showed their understanding of that. Also eliminated by the act 1841-1977 book the two-cent piece, three-cent silver and half dime.

Lightweight gold coin that did not meet these qualifications would have the loss in value fall upon the depositor. The House initially refused to agree to the Trade dollar; representatives of both houses, led by Sherman and Potter, met in a conference committeeand the House acceded to the Senate amendment for the Trade dollar.

On January 9,Sherman brought the bill to the Senate floor for debate. Nugent's book, Money and American Society, —, as Nugent documents in great detail, Senator John Sherman, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had been determined to demonetize silver from at least and had arranged to have a bill to that effect drafted at the end of Sura Letter Dated March 11, No one made an explicit statement to that effect, but it was undoubtedly the case.

The campaign to improve the artistic quality of the U. Oscar Dodson, and Leonard Stark. The medallic work of Saint-Gaudens, Flanagan, and Scudder received favorable notice from Leonce Benedite in his review of the medals exhibited at the Paris Salon of Within a few years, the idea that the omission of the silver dollar from the Coinage Act had not been with intent to place the United States on the gold standard became the establishment position.

We are missing so much information, that we cannot say if an action was authorized or unauthorized, and whether it was ordered in writing or verbally.

Pessolano-Filos, Francis. Philadelphia Inquirer photograph published February 14, Sherman offered an amendment to retain the coinage charge, but it was attacked by Western senators as an unjust tax on miners and refiners of gold, and the amendment was defeated, 26— When possible, postal insurance will be obtained.

It overlaps with Julian's book and runs through the Nixon administration. Early assay medals featured on the obverse a bust of Liberty or figure of Columbiaand on the reverse a wreath surrounding the words "annual assay" and the year.

The bill at that time proposed that the cent, then made of bronze, be made of nickel alloy as well—when it was debated on January 9,Wharton's interest was an immediate target.

The provision allowing for the hiring of outside artists was inserted at the suggestion of former director Patterson.

Thus, the mint claimed it must retain people trained in its work, and could not permit employees to transfer in or out of the mint service without unusual reasons.

McCormickwho represented nickel producers in his home state, introduced an amendment for competitive bidding for nickel purchases by the Mint. Perhaps a one of a kind archive, the Hunnicutt Collection contains several items that are seldom seen on an individual basis.

Roty's revival of the rectangular plaquette format, which had not been used since the Renaissance, allowed him to give the medal a more frankly pictorial treatment. Untilthe year in which he was fired by President Franklin PiercePeale had conducted a controversial medals business on the premises of the Philadelphia Mint.

Victor Brenner said of Roosevelt in that "His efforts to introduce a change in our coinage have done more towards popularizing the art of the medalist than has any previous movement.

1963 Assay Commission Medal. MS65 Uncertified. Julian AC

While their inventions and innovations have long since been superseded, in their time they were the products of creative engineers and machinists endeavoring to solve real world problems.Assay Medals and the Assay Commissions: / Francis Pessolano-Filos / Selected Washington Medals and Tokens, / Francis Pessolano-Filos / Medals of Presidents, Secretaries of the Treasury and Directors of the U.

S. Mint, Biographical Sketches and Annotations, Indices, and. The Beaux-Arts Medal in America which were sold in unique book-shaped holders with an accompanying text on the artist and the subject of the piece. Saint-Gaudens received several other important commissions for medals in the course of his career.

The Assay Medals and The Assay Commissions, New York: Eros Publishing Company, Page incorrectly identifies Hunnicutt as the Chairman of the Commission, a post held by Matthew Rothert.

Julian, R.W. and Ernest E. Keusch. Medals of the United States Assay Commission, Lake Mary, FL: The Token and Medal Society.

The United States Assay Commission was an agency of the United States government from to Its function was to supervise the annual testing of the gold, silver, and (in its final years) The Assay Medals and the Assay Commissions, – New York: Eros Publishing atlasbowling.com budget: $2, (ended ).

-Assay Medals and Assay Commissions,-Medals of the Presidents, Secretaries of the Treasuries, and Directors of the US Mint,I think Dick Johnson has already compiled a list of Mint medals that is probably the most extensive yet done.

Assay Medals and the Assay Commissions, Athens: Its History and Coinage Before the Persian Invasion Atwood's catalogue of United States and Canadian transportation tokens Auction Prices Realized U S Coins, (Auction Prices Realized U S Coins) Auction Prices Realized, (Serial) Axumite Coinage Bank Note Year Book.