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    Franklin Peale

    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837

    /1833

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836 Correspondence primarily between Franklin Peale and Mint Director Samuel Moore. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The following is included: 5/29/1829: Knowledge transfer agreement between M. Poisat of Paris and M. Podesta of the Genoa Mint. Poisat agrees to furnish expertise related to refining of precious metals, in exchange for a consideration of 26,000 FF. A French translation is included. 12/22/1829: Knowledge transfer agreement between M. Poisat of Paris and Messrs. Vignes and

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837

    /1833

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836 Correspondence primarily between Franklin Peale and Mint Director Samuel Moore. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The following is included: 5/29/1829: Knowledge transfer agreement between M. Poisat of Paris and M. Podesta of the Genoa Mint. Poisat agrees to furnish expertise related to refining of precious metals, in exchange for a consideration of 26,000 FF. A French translation is included. 12/22/1829: Knowledge transfer agreement between M. Poisat of Paris and Messrs. Vignes and

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

    /1835

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856 Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M. Patterson. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, primarily originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence mainly consists of Peale's reports from Dahlonega, GA and Charlotte, NC in 1837. Also included are a copy of Peale's memorial to Congress (1856) and Mint Director James Ross Snowden's response. The following correspondence is included: 7/21/1835, Robert M. Patterson to J. G. Pierson & Brothers, New York, regarding a coining

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

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    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856 Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M. Patterson. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, primarily originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence mainly consists of Peale's reports from Dahlonega, GA and Charlotte, NC in 1837. Also included are a copy of Peale's memorial to Congress (1856) and Mint Director James Ross Snowden's response. The following correspondence is included: 7/21/1835, Robert M. Patterson to J. G. Pierson & Brothers, New York, regarding a coining

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

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    Highlight: Franklin Peale in Dahlonega to Robert M. Patterson 11/25/1837, Franklin Peale in Dahlonega to Robert M. Patterson 12/11/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson regarding travel difficulty 12/11/1837, Franklin Peale at Norfolk, VA to Robert M. Patterson 12/15/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson 12/23/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, report on Peale's mission to the branch mints 5/16/1839, Franklin Peale in Skaneateles, New York to Robert M. Patterson 5/30/1839, Franklin Peale in New York to Robert M. Patterson 3/17/1845, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson 12/7/1845, Franklin Peale in Springfield, MAto Robert M. Patterson 12/19/1846, Franklin Peale to Jno. M. M. Calla, Washington 7/11/1848, Franklin Peale in Cape May, NJ to Robert M. Patterson 9/10/1850, Franklin

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

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    Highlight: Franklin Peale in Dahlonega to Robert M. Patterson 11/25/1837, Franklin Peale in Dahlonega to Robert M. Patterson 12/11/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson regarding travel difficulty 12/11/1837, Franklin Peale at Norfolk, VA to Robert M. Patterson 12/15/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson 12/23/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, report on Peale's mission to the branch mints 5/16/1839, Franklin Peale in Skaneateles, New York to Robert M. Patterson 5/30/1839, Franklin Peale in New York to Robert M. Patterson 3/17/1845, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson 12/7/1845, Franklin Peale in Springfield, MAto Robert M. Patterson 12/19/1846, Franklin Peale to Jno. M. M. Calla, Washington 7/11/1848, Franklin Peale in Cape May, NJ to Robert M. Patterson 9/10/1850, Franklin

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    REVIEW: JOURNAL OF NUMISMATIC RESEARCH, SPRING 2013

    12/22/2013

    Highlight: work of Benjamin Franklin Pealewww.flickr.com/photos/coinbooks/11316809394/" title="Journal of Numismatic Research Spring 2013 by Numismatic Bibliomania Society, on Flickr">Journal of Numismatic Research Spring 2013 Journal of Numismatic Research -- Issue 2 -- Spring 2013 (Benjamin Franklin Peale 9780976898689
    UPC: 9780976898689
    Our Price: $20.00

    The Spring 2013 JNR is 135 pages of detailed articles and rarely seen illustrations covering the work of Benjamin Franklin Peale. Most collectors

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    REVIEW: JOURNAL OF NUMISMATIC RESEARCH, SPRING 2013

    12/22/2013

    Highlight: The Spring 2013 issue focuses on the work of Benjamin Franklin Peale. Here's the description from the Wizard Coin Supply web site: Journal of Numismatic Research -- Issue 2 -- Spring 2013 (Benjamin Franklin Peale) Author / Editor: Roger W. Burdette ISBN 13: 9780976898689 UPC: 9780976898689 Our Price: $20.00 The Spring 2013 JNR is 135 pages of detailed articles and rarely seen illustrations covering the work of Benjamin Franklin Peale. Most collectors recognize Peale as inventor of the steam powered press introduced at the Mint in 1836. What few are aware of is the extent to which Peale's work changed the Mint, its coining capacity and the basic nature of U.S. coins. With help from Joseph Saxton and Adam Eckfeldt, and a wealth of detailed knowledge brought back from his European mission,

    Roger Burdette produces a wonderful periodical, the Journal of Numismatic Research. The Spring 2013

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    THE JOURNAL OF NUMISMATIC RESEARCH

    09/21/2014

    Highlight: _BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PEALE _ INVENTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES MINT, 1835 TO 1852.? During Franklin Peale's employment at the U.S. Mint from 1833 to 1854, he invented machinery and improved processes. These changes moved the mint from an outdated backwater, into the forefront of international coinage technology. This issue of JNR presents the first comprehensive review of Peale's important contributions to the economic growth of the United States. _IMPROVEMENTS IN THE METHOD OF MAKING WORKING DIES AND REDUCTIONS _ 1835.? One of the goals of mint officials was uniformity of the coinage. Every piece of a certain denomination should be identical in weight, purity, size, shape and design to every other of the same denomination. To accomplish this, the mint went to considerable

    Roger Burdette publishes the Journal of Numismatic Research. Since 2012 this occasional publication

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    THE JOURNAL OF NUMISMATIC RESEARCH

    09/21/2014

    Highlight: on Flickr">Journal of Numismatic Research Spring 2013 “BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PEALE – INVENTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE UNITED STATES MINT, 1835 TO 1852.” During Franklin Peale’s employment at the U.S. Mint from 1833 to 1854, he invented machinery and improved processes. These changes moved the mint from an outdated backwater, into the forefront of international coinage technology. This issue of JNR presents the first comprehensive review of Peale’s important contributions to the economic growth of the United States.

    “IMPROVEMENTS IN THE METHOD OF MAKING WORKING

    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

    /1829

    Highlight: Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837 Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Pealerrespondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence relates to acquisition and implementation of the steam press, purchase of a portrait lathe, and development of the 1836 gold pattern dollar, 1836 Gobrecht silver dollar, and 1836 steam press token. The following is included: 11/20/1833, Franklin Peale to Samuel Moore

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

    /1829

    Highlight: Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837 Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Pealerrespondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence relates to acquisition and implementation of the steam press, purchase of a portrait lathe, and development of the 1836 gold pattern dollar, 1836 Gobrecht silver dollar, and 1836 steam press token. The following is included: 11/20/1833, Franklin Peale to Samuel Moore

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    CAN YOU READ FRANKLIN PEALE’S HANDWRITING?

    02/28/2016

    Highlight: CAN YOU READ FRANKLIN PEALE’S HANDWRITING? http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n09a11.html

    Can you read 19th century handwriting? The Newman Numismatic Portal has an important transcription project and could use some help. -Editor

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    Early Engineering Reminiscences (1815-40) of George Escol Sellers

    /1965

    Highlight: which was overhauled by Franklin Peale after his return from a two- year study of European mints and minting procedures. 87 When the branch mints in North Carolina and Georgia were established in 1836, George Escol designed the steam engines to be used in them. His designs overturned, by the way, a dogged preference for vertical steam engines to drive the coining presses and other machinery. Naturally, as the capital of the United States at the time, the first mint was located in the city of Philadelphia, and few realize now the humble begin- ning from which the greater mints of the country have sprung. The old U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was on the east side of Seventh Street, on one of those areas called in Philadelphia a city block, these blocks being bounded on their four sides by the

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    Early Engineering Reminiscences (1815-40) of George Escol Sellers

    /1965

    Highlight: which was overhauled by Franklin Peale after his return from a two- year study of European mints and minting procedures. 87 When the branch mints in North Carolina and Georgia were established in 1836, George Escol designed the steam engines to be used in them. His designs overturned, by the way, a dogged preference for vertical steam engines to drive the coining presses and other machinery. Naturally, as the capital of the United States at the time, the first mint was located in the city of Philadelphia, and few realize now the humble begin- ning from which the greater mints of the country have sprung. The old U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was on the east side of Seventh Street, on one of those areas called in Philadelphia a city block, these blocks being bounded on their four sides by the

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    Official Misconduct of Franklin Peale, Esq., Chief Coiner of the Mint

    /1853

    Highlight: and ot the specification of the fourth of the above-mentioned charges against Franklin' Peale, the aforesaid Joseph Canby does, I have reason to believe, know and would, therefore, if properly interrogated, testify : that he, the said Canby, has repeatedly worked for several days together, in the Mint, by order of said Peale upon work tor the private purposes or benefit of said Peale, and during hours when he, the said Canby, should have been occupied with the proper work of said Mint ; that he was not paid by said Peale for work so done by his order and for his benefit, but was in the employ and pay of, and should, therefore, have been at work for the U nited States ; that other workmen of the Mint have been similarly and often required by said Peale to work for his private benefit, in

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

    /1829

    Highlight: Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, related to hiring workmen from Merrick & Agnew 7/6/1836, Robert M. Patterson to Samuel Fisher, regarding purchase of portrait lathe 7/8/1836, Robert M. Patterson to Levi Woodbury, transmitting bullion deposit data requested by the president 7/21/1836, Robert M. Patterson to (possibly) Samuel Fisher, regarding funds for the portrait lathe 12/16/1836, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, notes new dies executed for Gobrecht dollar, struck this day, with samples sent to the Secretary of the Treasury 12/24/1836, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, regarding reduction of the Gobrecht half dollar dies 12/27/1836, Franklin Peale, regarding Merrick and Agnew milling machine 1/8/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson,

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

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    Highlight: Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, related to hiring workmen from Merrick & Agnew 7/6/1836, Robert M. Patterson to Samuel Fisher, regarding purchase of portrait lathe 7/8/1836, Robert M. Patterson to Levi Woodbury, transmitting bullion deposit data requested by the president 7/21/1836, Robert M. Patterson to (possibly) Samuel Fisher, regarding funds for the portrait lathe 12/16/1836, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, notes new dies executed for Gobrecht dollar, struck this day, with samples sent to the Secretary of the Treasury 12/24/1836, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson, regarding reduction of the Gobrecht half dollar dies 12/27/1836, Franklin Peale, regarding Merrick and Agnew milling machine 1/8/1837, Franklin Peale to Robert M. Patterson,

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    Official Misconduct of Franklin Peale, Esq., Chief Coiner of the Mint

    /1853

    Highlight: I understooi was for Franklin Pealeosep Canby worked on door fastenings, at different times, which were for Frankli Peale’s private residence. Joseph Canby done work on an air gun, said to l for the said Peale. | Uselessness and Costliness. I have seen an apparatus for melting gold and silver stowed away in tld Mint, which must have cost a very large amount of money, and said to havl been built by the said Franklin Peale. Franklin Peale had made in the machine shop of the mint, a steam drav bench for gold and silver strips ; which, judging from the time it was making must have cost the

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    NEWMAN PORTAL ADDS FRANKLIN PEALE DOCUMENT

    09/17/2017

    Highlight: NEWMAN PORTAL ADDS FRANKLIN PEALE DOCUMENT http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n38a09.html

    The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Official Misconduct of Franklin PealeCoordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report. -Editor

    The Musical Mint Sofa

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    The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is the Official Misconduct

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    From Mine To Mint

    /2013

    Highlight: Coin Presses Franklin Pealeeale wanted but he brought back his own plans for a simplified toggle-press which was built and installed in the Philadelphia Mint in 1836. The improved press ran at eighty-four revolutions per minute and could strike 5,000 pieces per hour or 50,000 per ten-hour work day. It required clean- ing, oiling and other maintenance several times per day. U.S. Mint Coin Presses - 1836 Franklin Peale and Jacob Eckfeldt seem to have been the primary mechanical and engineering forces behind change and improvement at the Philadelphia Mint in the 1830s. Together, they changed the way the mint struck

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

    /1835

    Highlight: 4 FRANKLIN PEALE report a bill, allowing the sum of $10,000 as a full compensation to the memorialist for all his inventions anFranklin Peale, of the city of Philadelphia, respectively showeth : That from the year 1833 to the close of 1854 he was engaged in the service of the United States in the various capacities of assistant assayer, melter and refiner, and chief coiner of the mint. That during the time of such official relation to the government he was the author of many original inventions and improvements in the machinery and processes applicable to the refining and coining of the

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 25 (1912)

    /1912

    Highlight: Franklin Peale, succeeded Adam Eckfeldt as chief coiner at the Philadelphia mint in 1839. Franklin Peale was appointed melter and refiner of the mint on January 5. 1836. Upon the retirement of Mr. Eckfeldt as chief coiner he recommended Mr. Peale as his successor. Franklin Peale had the distinction of having been born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, in which building, as stated above, his father’s museum was located at the time of his birth, October 15, 1795. When four months old he was presented to the society by his father as “the first child born in Philo- sophical Hall,” and with a request that the society should name him. He was accordingly called after the chief founder and first president of the society— Frank- lin. (The foregoing information regarding Franklin

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    From Mine To Mint

    /2013

    Highlight: Coin Presses Franklin Pealeeale wanted but he brought back his own plans for a simplified toggle-press which was built and installed in the Philadelphia Mint in 1836. The improved press ran at eighty-four revolutions per minute and could strike 5,000 pieces per hour or 50,000 per ten-hour work day. It required clean- ing, oiling and other maintenance several times per day. U.S. Mint Coin Presses - 1836 Franklin Peale and Jacob Eckfeldt seem to have been the primary mechanical and engineering forces behind change and improvement at the Philadelphia Mint in the 1830s. Together, they changed the way the mint struck

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

    /1835

    Highlight: 4 FRANKLIN PEALE report a bill, allowing the sum of $10,000 as a full compensation to the memorialist for all his inventions anFranklin Peale, of the city of Philadelphia, respectively showeth : That from the year 1833 to the close of 1854 he was engaged in the service of the United States in the various capacities of assistant assayer, melter and refiner, and chief coiner of the mint. That during the time of such official relation to the government he was the author of many original inventions and improvements in the machinery and processes applicable to the refining and coining of the

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    Proceedings of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia for the Years 1919, 1920, 1921, Vol. 29

    1/1/1922

    Highlight: FRANKLIN PEALE. 1870. Assistant Assayer from 1833 to 1836: Melter and refiner from 1836 to 1839: and Chief Coiner from 1839 to 1854. “Adam Eckfeldt Chief coiner of the United States Mint 1814- 1839, in his letter of resignation warmly recommends the appoint- ment of Franklin Peale, in the following terms: “I feel, it my duty, in leaving office, to recommend that my place be filled by Mr. Franklin Pealewith his peculiar qualifications, and 1 therefore know him to be fitted for the situation; and I do not know any other person that is.” He had a high ideal of what a chief coiner should be. FRANKLIN PEALE was the son of Charles Willson Peale, the eminent artist and founder of Peale’s Museum. Born

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 25 (1912)

    /1912

    Highlight: Franklin Peale, succeeded Adam Eckfeldt as chief coiner at the Philadelphia mint in 1839. Franklin Peale was appointed melter and refiner of the mint on January 5. 1836. Upon the retirement of Mr. Eckfeldt as chief coiner he recommended Mr. Peale as his successor. Franklin Peale had the distinction of having been born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, in which building, as stated above, his father’s museum was located at the time of his birth, October 15, 1795. When four months old he was presented to the society by his father as “the first child born in Philo- sophical Hall,” and with a request that the society should name him. He was accordingly called after the chief founder and first president of the society— Frank- lin. (The foregoing information regarding Franklin

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 25 (1912)

    /1912

    Highlight: Franklin Peale, succeeded Adam Eckfeldt as chief coiner at the Philadelphia mint in 1839. Franklin Peale was appointed melter and refiner of the mint on January 5. 1836. Upon the retirement of Mr. Eckfeldt as chief coiner he recommended Mr. Peale as his successor. Franklin Peale had the distinction of having been born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, in which building, as stated above, his father’s museum was located at the time of his birth, October 15, 1795. When four months old he was presented to the society by his father as “the first child born in Philo- sophical Hall,” and with a request that the society should name him. He was accordingly called after the chief founder and first president of the society— Frank- lin. (The foregoing information regarding Franklin

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 25 (1912)

    /1912

    Highlight: Franklin Peale, succeeded Adam Eckfeldt as chief coiner at the Philadelphia mint in 1839. Franklin Peale was appointed melter and refiner of the mint on January 5. 1836. Upon the retirement of Mr. Eckfeldt as chief coiner he recommended Mr. Peale as his successor. Franklin Peale had the distinction of having been born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, in which building, as stated above, his father’s museum was located at the time of his birth, October 15, 1795. When four months old he was presented to the society by his father as “the first child born in Philo- sophical Hall,” and with a request that the society should name him. He was accordingly called after the chief founder and first president of the society— Frank- lin. (The foregoing information regarding Franklin

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    PEALE REPORT TRANSCRIPTION SOUGHT

    12/13/2015

    Highlight: href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/coinbooks/23664312695/in/dateposted-public/" title= "Franklin_Peale"><b style=Franklin_Pealesmatic Portal has digitized 77,000 pages. This is gist for the numismatic mill for researchers at present and far into the future. I would like to propose for digitation the most important document in 19th century American minting technology – the 1835 Peale Report – by Franklin Peale.

    This document, in Peale’s own handwriting (or some secretary’s), is beautiful uniform

    PEALE REPORT TRANSCRIPTION SOUGHT

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    WHERE ARE THE PEALE REPORT DRAWINGS?

    03/06/2016

    Highlight: title= "Report of Franklin Peale's Visit to European Mints, 1835">Report of <b style=Franklin Pealeeport is in the Newman Numismatic Portal we must ask the question: Where are the Peale Report drawings?

    After many conversations with fellow Rittenhouse member Craig Sholly on early U..S. Mint technology we both agreed on the importance of the improvements brought about by Franklin Peale. We are fortunate Peale wrote a report of a two-year trip to

    Dick Johnson submitted this follow-up to last week's request for assistanc

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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: APRIL 3, 2016

    04/03/2016

    Highlight: of Benjamin Franklin Pealeaticflickr.com/2842/11316809394_513d97a6d4_m.jpg" width="174" height="240" align="right" alt="Journal of Numismatic Research Spring 2013" /> The Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Numismatic Research might be of interest to your readers in relation to the transcription of Franklin Peale's 1835 report.

    Having read the complete report during research of this JNR issue on Benjamin Franklin Peale – Inventions an

    Reader Compliments
    Yossi Dotan writes:

    PEALE REPORT TRANSCRIPTION SOUGHT

    12/13/2015

    Highlight: title= "Franklin_Peale"><b style=Franklin_Pealean Numismatic Portal has digitized 77,000 pages. This is gist for the numismatic mill for researchers at present and far into the future. I would like to propose for digitation the most important document in 19th century American minting technology – the 1835 Peale Report – by Franklin Peale.

    This document, in Peale’s own handwriting (or

    Dick Johnson submitted this request for assistance in transcribing an importan

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    Mason's Monthly Coin and Stamp Collector's Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3

    1/3/1871

    Highlight: AN OBITUARY NOTICE OE FRANKLIN PEALE. Bead before the American Philosophical Society by Robert Patterson. At the meeting of the American Philosophical Society, held Fe- bruary 19, 1796, the proceedings were diversified by a singular inci- dent, which we find thus recorded in the minutes: “Mr. Peale presented to the Society a young son of four months and four days old, being the first child born in the Philosophical Hall, and requested the Society would give him a name. On which, the Society unanimously agreed that, after the name of the chief founder and late President of the Society, he should be named Franklin.” Tradition adds that the infant was thereupon so named in the Presi- dent’s chair, given to the Society by Benjamin Franklin. This child, in a peculiar sense the child of the

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    Illustrated History of the United States Mint

    1/1/1885

    Highlight: In his letter of resignation he warmly recommends the appointment of Franklin Peale, in tho following terms : " I feel it my duty, in leaving office, to recommend that my place be filled by Mr. Franklin Pealeon as fellow-officers has made me acquainted with his peculiar qualifications, and I therefore know him to be fitted for the situation ; and I do not know any other person that is." He had a high ideal of what a chief coiner should be. Mr. Eckfeldt died February 6, 1852, in his 83d year. Franklin Peale was the son of Charles Willson Peale, the eminent artist and founder of Peale's Museum. Born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, October 15, 1795, he was presented to the society by his father, when four months old, as

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    From Mine To Mint

    /2013

    Highlight: by Franklin Pealeject legal coins as being counterfeit. (In 1867 removal of the rays from the five-cent copper- nickel coin caused some to reject the no-rays version as counterfeit.) With all presses and dies coming from the same source, it was a simple matter to ma- chine, strike and harden working dies for all the mints. The mint director could be assured dies would work wherever they were used. Franklin Peale continued

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    Illustrated history of the United States mint with a complete description of American coinage ...

    /1888

    Highlight: In his letter of resignation he warmly recommends the appointment of Franklin Peale, in tho following terms : " I feel it my duty, in leaving office, to recommend that my place be filled by Mr. Franklin Pealeon as fellow-officers has made me acquainted with his peculiar qualifications, and I therefore know him to be fitted for the situation ; and I do not know any other person that is." He had a high ideal of what a chief coiner should be. Mr. Eckfeldt died February 6, 1852, in his 83d year. FRANKLIN PEALE was the son of Charles Willson Peale, the eminent artist and founder of Peale's Museum. Born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, October 15, 1795, he was presented to the society by his father, when four months old, as

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

    /1835

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M. Patterson. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, primarily originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence mainly consists of Peale's reports from Dahlonega, GA and Charlotte, NC in 1837. Also included are a copy of Peale's memorial to Congress (1856) and Mint Director James Ross Snowden's response. 

    Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M.&nbs

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    Expenses Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1833-1835

    /1835

    Highlight: Expenses Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1833-1835 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Receipts for funds forwarded to Franklin Peale and summary statements from Peale detailing expenses incurred. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). Includes statements for the following dates: 5/4/1833, 11/25/1833, 4/29/1834, 8/14/1834, 9/6/1834, 10/13/1834, 6/22/1835, and 7/3/1835.


    Receipts for funds forwarded to Franklin Peale and summary statements from Peale detailing expenses&

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

    /1829

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale, Mint Directors Samuel Moore and Robert M. Patterson, and Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence relates to acquisition and implementation of the steam press, purchase of a portrait lathe, and development of the 1836 gold pattern dollar, 1836 Gobrech

    Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale, Mint Directors Samuel Moore and&

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837

    /1833

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and New Mint Equipment, 1833-1837 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Correspondence primarily between Franklin Peale and Mint Director Samuel Moore. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3).

    Correspondence primarily between Franklin Peale and Mint Director Samuel Moore. Photocopies from&nbs

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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1

    1/2/1977

    Highlight: with improvements made by Franklin Pealeck, Agnew & Tyler of Philadelphia. It was first operated on March 22, 1836. It was remodeled in 1858 by David Gilbert, and was finally removed from ser- vice in 1875.” To learn some of the technical details of the press’s con- struction and operation, one can go upstairs to the Insti- tute’s library and look up an illustrated article written by the builder of the press, Franklin Peale, and published in the Journal of the Franklin Institute (vol 22, P. 307) the same year that the press went into operation. Through the courtesy of the Institute, these excerpts from Peale’s article are presented: Description of the new Coining Presses latel

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    Mason's Monthly Coin and Stamp Collector's Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3

    1/3/1871

    Highlight: AN OBITUARY NOTICE OE FRANKLIN PEALE. Bead before the American Philosophical Society by Robert Patterson. At the meeting of the American Philosophical Society, held Fe- bruary 19, 1796, the proceedings were diversified by a singular inci- dent, which we find thus recorded in the minutes: “Mr. Peale presented to the Society a young son of four months and four days old, being the first child born in the Philosophical Hall, and requested the Society would give him a name. On which, the Society unanimously agreed that, after the name of the chief founder and late President of the Society, he should be named Franklin.” Tradition adds that the infant was thereupon so named in the Presi- dent’s chair, given to the Society by Benjamin Franklin. This child, in a peculiar sense the child of the

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    Illustrated History of the United States Mint

    1/1/1885

    Highlight: In his letter of resignation he warmly recommends the appointment of Franklin Peale, in tho following terms : " I feel it my duty, in leaving office, to recommend that my place be filled by Mr. Franklin Pealeon as fellow-officers has made me acquainted with his peculiar qualifications, and I therefore know him to be fitted for the situation ; and I do not know any other person that is." He had a high ideal of what a chief coiner should be. Mr. Eckfeldt died February 6, 1852, in his 83d year. Franklin Peale was the son of Charles Willson Peale, the eminent artist and founder of Peale's Museum. Born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, October 15, 1795, he was presented to the society by his father, when four months old, as

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    From Mine To Mint

    /2013

    Highlight: by Franklin Pealeject legal coins as being counterfeit. (In 1867 removal of the rays from the five-cent copper- nickel coin caused some to reject the no-rays version as counterfeit.) With all presses and dies coming from the same source, it was a simple matter to ma- chine, strike and harden working dies for all the mints. The mint director could be assured dies would work wherever they were used. Franklin Peale continued

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    Illustrated history of the United States mint with a complete description of American coinage ...

    /1888

    Highlight: In his letter of resignation he warmly recommends the appointment of Franklin Peale, in tho following terms : " I feel it my duty, in leaving office, to recommend that my place be filled by Mr. Franklin Pealeon as fellow-officers has made me acquainted with his peculiar qualifications, and I therefore know him to be fitted for the situation ; and I do not know any other person that is." He had a high ideal of what a chief coiner should be. Mr. Eckfeldt died February 6, 1852, in his 83d year. FRANKLIN PEALE was the son of Charles Willson Peale, the eminent artist and founder of Peale's Museum. Born in the Hall of the American Philosophical Society, October 15, 1795, he was presented to the society by his father, when four months old, as

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856

    /1835

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale and the Branch Mints, 1835-1856 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M. Patterson. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, primarily originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence mainly consists of Peale's reports from Dahlonega, GA and Charlotte, NC in 1837. Also included are a copy of Peale's memorial to Congress (1856) and Mint Director James Ross Snowden's response. 

    Correspondence primarily between Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale and Mint Director Robert M.&nbs

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    Expenses Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1833-1835

    /1835

    Highlight: Expenses Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1833-1835 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Receipts for funds forwarded to Franklin Peale and summary statements from Peale detailing expenses incurred. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). Includes statements for the following dates: 5/4/1833, 11/25/1833, 4/29/1834, 8/14/1834, 9/6/1834, 10/13/1834, 6/22/1835, and 7/3/1835.


    Receipts for funds forwarded to Franklin Peale and summary statements from Peale detailing expenses&

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    Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836

    /1829

    Highlight: Correspondence Related to Franklin Peale's Travel to Europe, 1829-1836 U.S. National Archives (Record Group 104, Entry 23, Franklin Peale correspondence) Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale, Mint Directors Samuel Moore and Robert M. Patterson, and Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury. Photocopies from the Craig Sholley library, generally originating from the National Archives, record group 104, entry 23 (Peale correspondence), although some of the material may be from the general correspondence files (National Archives, record group 104, entries 1 and 3). The correspondence relates to acquisition and implementation of the steam press, purchase of a portrait lathe, and development of the 1836 gold pattern dollar, 1836 Gobrech

    Correspondence primarily among Melter & Refiner Franklin Peale, Mint Directors Samuel Moore and&

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