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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.

1834 (February, p. 49) Article on Asa Spencer's medal ruling machine.

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 1831

    The Casket

    Numismatic extracts from The Casket for October 1831, including:

    1) Title page.

    2) Engraving of the second United States Mint (p. 461).

    3) Article on the newly erected second Mint building, including a brief mention of the 1792 half disme (pp. 457-458).

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