Catalogue of Coins, Tokens, and Medals in the Numismatic Collection of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - 630 páginas
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Página 11 - Liberty, and the year of the coinage; and upon the reverse of each of the gold and silver coins there shall be the figure or representation of an eagle, with this inscription, "United States of America" and upon the reverse of each of the copper coins, there shall be an inscription which shall express the denomination of the piece, namely, cent or half-cent, as the case may require.
Página 8 - WE ARE ONE' ; on the other side of the same piece the following device, viz. : a dial with the hours expressed on the face of it ; a meridian sun above, on one side of which is to be the word 'FUGIO,' and on the other the year in figures ' 1787 ' ; below the dial the words 'MIND YOUR BUSINESS.
Página 11 - Upon one side there shall be an impression emblematic of liberty, with an inscription of the word "Liberty" and the year of coinage, and upon the reverse shall be the figure or representation of an eagle, with the inscriptions "United States of America...
Página 389 - We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Página 17 - No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.
Página 20 - Carolina, laid up, with prudent foresight, for future use." 4 The question of the justification of these enterprises is raised by John Landis, formerly superintendent of the mint at Philadelphia, when he says : " There can hardly have been any reason of necessity for either of these enterprises, since neither community was beyond the reach of assay offices where gold could have been dis> Feathentonbaugh, 67-77.
Página 7 - A dial with the hours expressed on the face of it, a meridian sun above, on one side of which is to be the word "Fugio," and on the other the year in figures 1787. Below the dial the words "mind your business.
Página 368 - Obverse. — Bust of General Scott, upon a pedestal, and supported on each side by an eagle. Colors and other military emblems project at either side of the pedestal. " THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA PRESENTS THIS MEDAL TO MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, AS A MEMORIAL OF HER ADMIRATION FOR THE GREAT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES OF HER SON WHILST COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN THE WAR WITH MEXICO, 1847.
Página 18 - Quarter-dollar, with the motto were prepared, and in 1866 those denominations were issued bearing the motto. Of the smaller coins this motto has been placed on only the bronze Two-cent piece, as already stated, and on the nickel Five-cent piece from 1868 to 1883. When the Double-eagle and Eagle of new design appeared in 1907, it was soon discovered that the religious motto had been omitted from them; and in response to a general demand Congress ordered it restored, which was done in 1908, and the...
Página 21 - A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of all Nations struck within the past century, showing their history and legal basis, and their actual weight, fineness and value, chiefly from original and recent assays; with which are incorporated Treatises on Bullion and Plate, Counterfeit Coins, Specific Gravity of Precious Metals, Sic.

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