Speculation has long existed that the R.E. Russell storecard featuring Feuchtwanger’s Obverse-6 die was struck for a New York City merchant or business. Russell Rulau in his token guides has asserted this, and many other exonumismatists have naturally assumed that because the token features Feuchtwanger’s
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There exists very little documentation about the 1788 Barbadoes [sic] copper penny emissions. What does exist is scant, and from a diagnostic perspective, it is quite difficult to casually and easily attribute a specific variety of the 1788 Barbadoes copper.
During the 19th century Philadelphia was the umbrella and parasol capital of the United States. Unlike the apparatus that we take for granted in modern times, during the 19th century the manufacture of these devices demanded skilled labor capable of crafting its various
Although Durfee & Peck tokens are not extremely rare, I acquired my first recently at the 2003 NTCA national show in Omaha. Remembering that I had read of the token series in one of my exonumia books, I began to search
An Englishman born in Paris in 1819, George Lea emigrated to the United States at the age of 19. Initially trained as a pharmacist in Bristol England, Lea came to America penniless, but found employment at a New York City drug store on Crosby Street.
Erected from 1784 to 1785, the Deanston Cotton Mill in Pirthshire, Scotland was constructed by the Buchanan brothers of Carston and designed by Sir Richard Arkwright. Also known as the Adelphi Cotton Works, the mill was built alongside the River Teith so that it could
During the early years of the United States, under its first constitutional government defined by the Articles of Confederation, a significant shortage of currency and coinage existed. Under that early constitution, the burden of coining money was nebulous
Born on August 4th 1885 in rural Du Pont Georgia, Frank Bertran Butler came from humble beginnings. After a childhood growing up in Georgia, sometime after 1900 Butler moved to Florida’s Fernandina Beach. There he commenced upon his working life, and was hired as a barkeep
On March 1st 1826 entrepreneur Brooks Bowman established passenger coach service between Roxbury Massachusetts and Boston. Running hourly with morning and afternoon service six days a week, his coaches ran from the ‘Town House,’ near Eliot Square to the Old South Church.