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Jun 21 2018

Scientific American on Newman Portal

Scientific journal articles are on overlooked source of numismatic information. Craig Sholley and others have used sources such as the Journal of the Franklin Institute  to shed light on various technical issues within numismatics. The Newman Portal has recently extracted articles from Scientific American dealing with coins and paper money, and these are now available on Newman Portal. An article in April 1850 issue, for example, discusses the closure of the New Orleans Mint for administrative reasons – no one cared to apply for the open Treasurer position due to the lack of salary and the size of the bond required. Elsewhere, the February 1876 issue discussed protection of bank vaults. In total, approximately one hundred articles have been pulled and these provide an outsider’s view of American numismatics from an established and respected source.

Link to Scientific American on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/525611
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