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Liberty Seated Coinage of San Francisco and Carson City


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This features historical aspects of Seated coinage from the Western mints from the 1850's through the 1890's including: How Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844) became chief engraver at the Mint Use of the screw press to make coins and its limitations How dies were produced and why it created varieties Examples of "S" mint seated coinage including branch mint proofs Discovery of the Comstock Lode in the 1860's and the eventual building of the Carson City mint Unusual attributes of CC mint coinage How to tell rare CC die varieties Story of the 1870 coinage of the San Francisco mint Eventual closing of the CC Mint in 1893 Resources available for collectors Speaker(s): Darrell Low & Leonard Augsburger.
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