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Henry Voigt and Others Involved with America's Early Coinage

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

Foreword

by Q. David Bowers ..........................

iv

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

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vi

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

Early Travels and Steamboats ......

1

 

 

A Partnership Begins ........................

5

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2

Seeking Work at the New Mint ....

12

 

 

A Convenient Location is Found .......

15

 

 

Voigt Supervises Everything ..............

25

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3

Engravers of Early American Coinage ...........................................

29

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4

The First Federal Issues .................

42

 

 

The Original Story Behind the 1792
       Half Dismes ................................

47

 

 

Thomas Jefferson's Involvement .........

55

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5

Beginnings of National Coinage .....

67

 

 

The 1793 Copper Pieces ...................

68

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6

Henry Voigt's 1793 Daily Ledger ..

78

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7

The 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic ...

105

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8

The Second Full Year ......................

111

 

 

1794 No Stars Copper Pattern Dollar

111

 

 

David Rittenhouse's Dedication ...........

114

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9

America's First Coin Dealer ...........

124

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10

Growing Pains ..................................

128

 

 

New Personalities at the Mint .............

131

 

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