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From the War of 1812 to the Civil War: A Chronology of a Numismatic Marriage


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Images of Bust and Liberty Seated coins were selectively displayed on this country's obsolete paper money for much of the 19th century. This presentation first chronicles the presence of Bust coin images on the obsolete notes that circulated from the War of 1812 through the Hard Times Period (1837-1843). It then discusses the emergence of Liberty Seated coin images on scrip notes during the Hard Times period and also highlights their later presence on state bank notes. The final section explores Civil War scrip notes that display Liberty Seated coin images in the context of six New York City printers who produced many of these notes. Speaker: Garrett Ziss .
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