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Archeological Numismatism and Mystery Coins


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A specimen of purported Confederate States' origin is examined in the context of historical data, credible hearsay, anecdote, logical conjecture and learned opinion. - How he got the coin - could it be an unknown quarter silver pattern piece? - Attempts to authenticate without mint records - Going to the FBI - Georgia Historical Society a big help - Mint grade quality - Fantasy coins vs. Fakes or counterfeits - Records vs. Hearsay - Patterns that have been lost - Analysis of the facts - what is probable based on the facts - Lloyd Glover's model - Confederate documents - Dahlonega Mint - Ida Phillips, grand-daughter of the Mint Director - Where to search...archives or Internet? Speaker(s): George Corell.
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