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The Casket

A Philadelphia literary magazine, c. 1830s, with occasional numismatic content:

1830 (May, p. 235) An engraving of 1791 and 1792 Washington coinage, including discussion of Washington's opposition to his depiction on the nation's coinage.

1831 (June, p. 270) One the earliest written accounts of the 1792 half dismes.

1835 (June, p. 301) A biographical sketch of David Rittenhouse (first Director of the U.S. Mint), with a portrait engraving by Christian Gobrecht.

 

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    The Casket 1830 [Extract]

    Extract from the Casket, May 1830 (pp. 193, 235), discussing George Washington's opposition to his depiction on U.S. coinage.

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