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    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD

    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD

    06/08/2003

    Highlight: VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n23a11.html The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 23, June 8, 2003, Article 11VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD W. David Perkins writes: "I was in Newburyport, Mass. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4th & 5th, and while there I visited Jacob Perkins' house and mint building! I am a distant relative of Jacob Perkins, thus my interest in him is genealogical as well as numismatic. It turns out that Jacob Perkinsistorical Society building and museum. The house is still standing and lived in today. The curator of the Historical Society and I got into a discussion on Jacob Perkins. He turned out to be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic source

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 23, June 8, 2003, Article 11VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD W. David

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    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD

    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD

    06/08/2003

    Highlight: VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v06n23a11.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 23, June 8, 2003, Article 11

    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTEAD

    W. David Perkins writes: "I was in Newburyport, Mass.
    Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4th & 5th, and while there
    I visited Jacob Perkins' house and mint building! I am a
    distant relative of Jacob Perkins, thus my interest in him is
    genealogical as well as numismatic.

    It turns out that Jacob Perkins' house in Newburyport was
    only one house away from the current location for the
    Newburyport Historical Society building and museum.
    The house is still standing and lived in today. The curator
    of the Historical Society and I got into a discussion on Jacob
    Perkins. He turned

    The E-Sylum: Volume 6, Number 23, June 8, 2003, Article 11

    VISITING JACOB PERKINS' HOMESTE

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    Wayne K. Homren Correspondence, 1990-2000

    /1990

    Highlight: on Jacob Perkins-175 (1963) Tom LaMarre, Coin World . Vol. 28, No. 1417, June 10, 1987, pp. 28 & 32. F. Marcus Armand, International Banknote Society Journal . Vol. 17, No. 2 (1978), pp. 110-115. F. Marcus Armand, Paper Money . Vol. 18, No. 2 (march 1979), pp. 88- 90. Samuel Knapp, 1835 item reprinted in Colonial Newsletter . Vol. 27, No. 3 (November 1987), pp. 1001-1015. Greville & Dorothy Bathe, Jacob Perkins. His Inventions. His Times and His Contempories . (Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1943 Philadelphia) . Albert Collins, "Jacob Perkins and the Washington Die", The Numismatist . Vol. 72, No. 8 (August 1959), pp. 938-939. Illus. " Jacob Perkins,

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    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    06/24/2007

    Highlight: KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n25a20.html The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 20KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDINGRegarding the Newburyport newspaper article quoted last week, KarlMoulton writes: "As for the Jacob Perkins so-called 'Mint' on Fruit St.in Newburyport, I have commented before that this was not officially aMint, but served as his engraving facility beginning around 1808 afterhe moved his first engraving operation from Market Square. It needsto be clarified that there were two different buildings at the No.18location. His brother Abraham operated the new "set back" buildingin question, on Fruit St. after that building at No.18 was erected in1816, which was deeded right before Jacob

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 20KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDI

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    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING RESTORATION UPDATE

    12/20/2009

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS BUILDING RESTORATION UPDATE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n51a21.html Dick Hanscom forwarded this article from a newsletter published by the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank about the restoration of the Jacob Perkins building in Newburyport, MA. Perkins' numismatic accomplishments include the Massachusetts copper coinage and counterfeit-proof bank notes. -Editor Construction is underway for the restoration of the Jacob Perkins Printing and Engraving plant purchased by the Historical Society of Old Newbury. In 2007 The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation granted $200,000 toward the purchase of the historic brick building located on Fruit Street in Newburyport. Upon restoration completion the engraving plant will serve as a museum to commemorate Jaco

    Dick Hanscom forwarded this article from a newsletter published by the Newburyport Five Cents Savin

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    Wayne K. Homren Correspondence, 1990-2000

    /1990

    Highlight: on Jacob Perkins-175 (1963) Tom LaMarre, Coin World . Vol. 28, No. 1417, June 10, 1987, pp. 28 & 32. F. Marcus Armand, International Banknote Society Journal . Vol. 17, No. 2 (1978), pp. 110-115. F. Marcus Armand, Paper Money . Vol. 18, No. 2 (march 1979), pp. 88- 90. Samuel Knapp, 1835 item reprinted in Colonial Newsletter . Vol. 27, No. 3 (November 1987), pp. 1001-1015. Greville & Dorothy Bathe, Jacob Perkins. His Inventions. His Times and His Contempories . (Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1943 Philadelphia) . Albert Collins, "Jacob Perkins and the Washington Die", The Numismatist . Vol. 72, No. 8 (August 1959), pp. 938-939. Illus. " Jacob Perkins,

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 33 (1920)

    /1920

    Highlight: by Jacob Perkins of Newburyport, given me by his nephew — very rare.’ ’’ (From the American Journal of Xuml.ismatics, Volume VIJ, Page 77.) Appleton’s List of Washington Medals. LIV. George Washington; bust of Washington, facing the left, within a wreath of olive. Rev., “He Is in Glory, The World in Tears.” In exergue, “Born Feb. 11, 1732. Ob. Dec. 14, 1799. AE. 68; an altar inscribed “Victor Sine Clade,” and decorated with evergreen: on top stands a fu- neral urn, against wnich a boy leans weeping; at the left of the altar stands Minerva leaning on a shield, with tne eagle of the United States; on the altar and at the right is a group of various implements of peace and war, as compasses, swords, flag, trumpet, pennon, guns, anchor, cannon, balls, &c.: Tin. Size 36. (American Journal of

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    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

    04/30/2006

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n18a25.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 18, April 30, 2006, Article 25

    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

    Dick Hanscom visited family in Newburyport, MA last week, and he
    took some photos of the old Jacob Perkinsews recently. He writes: "They're not good photos, but good
    enough to show what all the fuss is about." He uploaded them to his
    web site for all to view:

    Jacob Perkins mint building
    Jacob Perkins mint building

    Dave Perkins writes: "The photos are exactly as I remember

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 18, April 30, 2006, Article 25

    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

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    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS BUILDING

    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS BUILDING

    05/21/2006

    Highlight: Article 17

    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS BUILDING

    Dick Hanscom forwarded the latest article about the Jacob Perkins some of the nation's first currency
    was printed.

    The donation from the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank will allow
    the Historical Society of Old Newbury to purchase the 200-year-old
    Fruit Street building that was home to the state's first mint.

    Inside this historic workshop, 19th century inventor Jacob Perkins
    created a steel-engraving process used to make currency that was
    adopted across the East Coast."

    "The society has long eyed the mint building, not only for

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 21, May 21, 2006, Article 17

    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYP

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    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    06/24/2007

    Highlight: KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n25a20.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 20

    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    Regarding the Newburyport newspaper article quoted last week, Karl
    Moulton writes: "As for the Jacob Perkins so-called 'Mint' on Fruit St.
    in Newburyport, I have commented before that this was not officially a
    Mint, but served as his engraving facility beginning around 1808 after
    he moved his first engraving operation from Market Square. It needs
    to be clarified that there were two different buildings at the No.18
    location. His brother Abraham operated the new "set back" building
    in question, on Fruit St. after that building at No.18 was erected in
    1816,

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 20

    KARL MOULTON ON THE JACOB PER

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

    /1965

    Highlight: Jacob Perkins in Philadelphia Even a casual inspection of a list of his patents — 21 in the United States, 19 in England, with only a few common to both countries — will convince a reader that Jacob Perkinswith ideas. 26 Many of the ideas were good ones, but because he was forever developing new ideas and improvements on old ones, he never quite got around to demonstrating, in his impecunious lifetime, that some of them were economically sound. When he came to Philadelphia to live, in 1815, Jacob Perkins was already in his 50th year. His inventions at this time ranged from nail cutting and heading machines to plunger pumps for freeing ships of water, and included a series on the engraving of banknotes so as to prevent forgery. There were two inventions for fire

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    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    06/17/2007

    Highlight: IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n24a21.html The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 24, June 17, 2007, Article 21IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDINGDick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins keeps us posted on numismaticevents in his hometown of Newburyport, MA. E-Sylum readers havebeen following the slow process that we hope will preserve thebuilding once used as a mint by Jacob Perkins."A historic Fruit Street building that once housed the first Mintin Massachusetts will soon be restored and turned into a museum."The Mint building, set back from the street behind 18 Fruit St.,has a long history, and a new chapter was opened this week whenthe city cleared the way for its sale to the Historical Societyof Old Newbury."I

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 24, June 17, 2007, Article 21IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYP

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    A PERKINS FAMILY GENEALOGY

    A PERKINS FAMILY GENEALOGY

    06/24/2007

    Highlight: Sergeant Jacob Perkins., Perkins, Geo.A. The Apple Manor Press, , GENEALOGY, HISTORY, Brand new softcoverreprint of a classic work originally published in 1889."I wondered if ?Sergeant Jacob Perkins? is 'our' Jacob Perkinsot;Ipswich is only a twenty minute drive fromNewburyport. It is likely these families were related, but I amguessing that this book is for the Ipswish branch of the family."Jim Spilman and Dave Perkins both consulted the Bathe book on JacobPerkins. Dave writes: "I have Jacob Perkins in my family genealogy aslate as my ggg grandfather, Wm. Perkins. I also have John's andWilliams going way back."I descend directly from John Perkins of Ipswich, the

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 26A PERKINS FAMILY GENEALOGYThis week I fo

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

    /1965

    Highlight: Jacob Perkins in Philadelphia Even a casual inspection of a list of his patents — 21 in the United States, 19 in England, with only a few common to both countries — will convince a reader that Jacob Perkinswith ideas. 26 Many of the ideas were good ones, but because he was forever developing new ideas and improvements on old ones, he never quite got around to demonstrating, in his impecunious lifetime, that some of them were economically sound. When he came to Philadelphia to live, in 1815, Jacob Perkins was already in his 50th year. His inventions at this time ranged from nail cutting and heading machines to plunger pumps for freeing ships of water, and included a series on the engraving of banknotes so as to prevent forgery. There were two inventions for fire

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 33 (1920)

    /1920

    Highlight: 188 THE NUMISMATIST JACOB PERKINS, DIE-CUTTER, ENGRAVER. Jacob Perkins of Newburyport, Mass., is best known to collectors for having cut the dies for and issued two mortuary medals that were worn in funeral processions in memory of Washington a few weeks after his death. Both of these medals bear the Inscription, “He Is in Glory, the World in Tears.” Mr. Perkins’ name is so closely linked with these medals that it is seldom one of them is offered in a sale without being accompanied by a statement of its origin and purpose as mentioned above. Mr. Perkins is also known in a general way as having patented and placed on the market a design for bank notes wnich he claimed it was im- possible to counterfeit. Notes from his plates when offered in sales are usually accompanied by the information

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    The 52 Collection, Iconic Imagery on American Paper Currencies

    Highlight: The 52 Collection: Part II 3209 SECURITY PRINTING - PART I Fascinating Engraved Steel Artifact Attributed to Jacob Perkins (Image Enlarged) Engraved Steel Artifact, attributed to Jacob Perkins, 1807, New- buryport. Extremely Eine. Engraved steel bar, finely machined and polished face with engraved text. Verso, rough with 'Tolk" style engraving. 4.0 by 1.0 inches, .25 inches thick. 194.1 grams. The polished face engraved in cursive as follows: "It was on this piece of Steel that Jacob Perkins / the inventor of transferring, made his first effort/ about the year 1807, at/ Newburyport, Mass." The rough verso is most interesting. In the center, there is a folk style engraving of a man in hat (sailor?) and to the right a tree. To the left, in reverse [mirror image], is some cursive engraved tex

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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Highlight: Bay Treasury Certificate Made out to Jacob Perkinsge at bottom, un- tnmmed and original. Interest redeemed for first year, bold signa- tures of committee and treasurer, the latter canceled as always seen. This type features Nathaniel Hurd’s popular “Sword in Hand” vi- gnette, surrounded by the worm Ouroboros, a symbol of infinity who eats his own tail. This particular certificate is significant for its recipient — Jacob Perkins, almost certainly the same man who is revered by

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE

    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE

    11/21/2004

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n47a13.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 47, November 21, 2004, Article 13

    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE

    Bob VanRyzin writes: "The following may be of interest to
    E-Sylum readers. I found this reference to Jacob Perkins in
    a eBay lot for an old newspaper. The following is from lot
    description for seller Mitchell Archives." (Just the quote
    "We hear..." appears in the paper, the other comments
    about Perkins are from the seller.)

    COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 11, 1792. One
    of the finest and most respected of the old Boston
    newspapers, published by the newspaper legend, Benjamin
    Russell, a staunch Federalist and George Washington supporter.

    Page two, MASSACHUSETTS

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 47, November 21, 2004, Article 13

    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER RE

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    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    06/17/2007

    Highlight: IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n24a21.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 24, June 17, 2007, Article 21

    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins keeps us posted on numismatic
    events in his hometown of Newburyport, MA. E-Sylum readers have
    been following the slow process that we hope will preserve the
    building once used as a mint by Jacob Perkins.

    "A historic Fruit Street building that once housed the first Mint
    in Massachusetts will soon be restored and turned into a museum.

    "The Mint building, set back from the street behind 18 Fruit St.,
    has a long history, and a new chapter was opened this week when
    the city cleared the way for its sale

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 24, June 17, 2007, Article 21

    IMPENDING SALE OF JACOB PERKI

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    A PERKINS FAMILY GENEALOGY

    A PERKINS FAMILY GENEALOGY

    06/24/2007

    Highlight: Sergeant Jacob Perkins., Perkins, Geo.
    A. The Apple Manor Press, , GENEALOGY, HISTORY, Brand new softcover
    reprint of a classic work originally published in 1889."

    I wondered if “Sergeant Jacob Perkins” is 'our' Jacob Perkinswenty minute drive from
    Newburyport. It is likely these families were related, but I am
    guessing that this book is for the Ipswish branch of the family."

    Jim Spilman and Dave Perkins both consulted the Bathe book on Jacob
    Perkins. Dave writes: "I have Jacob Perkins in my family genealogy as
    late as my ggg grandfather, Wm. Perkins. I also have John's and
    Williams going way

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 26

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    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    07/08/2007

    Highlight: BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n27a14.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 27, July 8, 2007, Article 14

    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    As Karl Moulton noted on July 24, media descriptions of the Jacob
    Perkins Newburyport, MA building as a former 'mint' are incorrect.
    In a lengthy article this week, the Boston Globe gets it right.

    "Commonly referred to as the "Mint Building" -- a misnomer because
    it was paper currency, not coins, that it produced -- the structure
    is adjacent to the Caleb Cushing House Museum, the Federalist building
    that serves as the society's headquarters and features rooms furnished
    in the style of the early to mid-1800s."

    "At age 12, Perkins

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 27, July 8, 2007, Article 14

    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERK

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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2010

    1/3/2010

    Highlight: Syd Martin (SFMartin5@comcast.net) Leo Shane (Leo_J_Shane@hotmail.com) Note Pioneer Jacob Perkins Honored in Newbury port, MA Dr. James Haxby; Obsolete Bank Note Expert to Speak On Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm, the Historical Society of Old Newbury, Cushing House Museum will be holding a ceremonial “ribbon cutting” to honor the purchase and first phase of restoration of the Jacob Perkins Printing and Engraving Building, 98 High Street Newburyport, Massachusetts. Although Jacob Perkins was involved with bank-note plates from the 1790s onward, his significant involvement dates from about 1803, making the period of the Perkins firm ca. 1803-33. In 1808, when his brother Abraham Perkins joined the firm, Jacob mortgaged his frame home at 14 Fruit Street in Newburyport and had a three-stoiy

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 29 - 30

    1/7/1894

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS. The following item, taken from “J. Russell’s Gazette” (Boston), January 6, 1800, has some interest for medal collectors. In connection with another extract, published in the Jour- nal of Numismatics (XXIV, 21) for July, 1889, it shows conclusively that the Washington Medal, there mentioned, was the work of Jacob Perkins, which hitherto has been a matter of surmise only. s. a. g. “ Mr. Jacob Perkins, of Newburyport, has designed and executed a very beautiful Medal of Gen. Washington. On one side is an excellent likeness of that illustrious personage; and on the reverse, a memoranda of the most remarkable periods of his life. They are struck off on gold, silver, or white metal, and may be purchased of Mr. Perkins, or at the Bookstore in Newburyport, and of Mr. Eben . Moulton ,

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 77

    1/11/1987

    Highlight: estimates of rarity and indicates those combinations believed to be struck from the dies of Jacob Perkinsh 26-28, 1987 -- New York City) which contains beautiful illustrations of the majority of the die varieties. *(K)* The Family Magazine biography closes with a footnote of no numismatic consequence whatsoever, but nevertheless is intriguing because it tacitly emphasizes what might have been accomplished at the First United States Mint had Jacob Perkins been employed there and applied his knowledge of steam power, as he had proposed, to the mint

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

    /1965

    Highlight: My earliest recollection of Jacob Perkins was as associated with Murray, Fairman, Draper, Under- wood, etc., as bank-note engravers. I think my father’s acquaintance dated back of that, as I have heard him relate having been summoned as an expert in a suit for infringement of Perkins’ tack machine for cutting and heading tacks in one operation, the ground of the defense being so imperfect a specification that no one could construct a machine from it. After my father had answered that he had neither seen the machine nor read the specification, the latter was handed to him. After he had carefully read it, he was asked if he could construct a machine from it. His answer was, “Yes.” He was then asked to explain how he would proceed to do so. The deficiency in the specification was the want of

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    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE

    JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE

    11/21/2004

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n47a13.html The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 47, November 21, 2004, Article 13JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE Bob VanRyzin writes: "The following may be of interest to E-Sylum readers. I found this reference to Jacob Perkins in a eBay lot for an old newspaper. The following is from lot description for seller Mitchell Archives." (Just the quote "We hear..." appears in the paper, the other comments about Perkins are from the seller.) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 11, 1792. One of the finest and most respected of the old Boston newspapers, published by the newspaper legend, Benjamin Russell, a staunch Federalist and George Washington supporter. Page two, MASSACHUSETTS, "We hear that the ingenious

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 47, November 21, 2004, Article 13JACOB PERKINS NEWSPAPER REFERENCE Bob

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    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

    JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS

    04/30/2006

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n18a25.html The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 18, April 30, 2006, Article 25JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOSDick Hanscom visited family in Newburyport, MA last week, and hetook some photos of the old Jacob Perkins mint building that's beenin the news recently. He writes: "They're not good photos, but goodenough to show what all the fuss is about." He uploaded them to hisweb site for all to view:Jacob Perkins mint buildingJacob Perkins mint buildingDave Perkins writes: "The photos are exactly as I remember thebuilding to look. One appears to have been taken from the "backyard"of the Newburyport Historical Society. It's fun to imagine the activity200 years ago in Perkins' workshop."Here are links to som

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 18, April 30, 2006, Article 25JACOB PERKINS BUILDING PHOTOSDick Hansco

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    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS BUILDING

    BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS BUILDING

    05/21/2006

    Highlight: study on Jacob Perkins is "Jacob Perkins Mr. Moulton or Mr. Bowers would like towrite a letter to the editor of the Newburyport Daily News concerningthe building." Dick himself contacted the Historical Society of OldNewbury, forwarding a copy of our recent E-Sylum discussion. Thesociety is aware that the "Mint Building" appellation is a misnomer.Curator Jay S. Williamson responded: "The Jacob Perkins engravingplant

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 21, May 21, 2006, Article 17BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR NEWBURYPORT PERKINS

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    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING

    07/08/2007

    Highlight: BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n27a14.html The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 27, July 8, 2007, Article 14BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURYPORT BUILDINGAs Karl Moulton noted on July 24, media descriptions of the JacobPerkins Newburyport, MA building as a former 'mint' are incorrect.In a lengthy article this week, the Boston Globe gets it right."Commonly referred to as the "Mint Building" -- a misnomer becauseit was paper currency, not coins, that it produced -- the structureis adjacent to the Caleb Cushing House Museum, the Federalist buildingthat serves as the society's headquarters and features rooms furnishedin the style of the early to mid-1800s.""At age 12, Perkins apprenticed with a goldsmith.

    The E-Sylum: Volume 10, Number 27, July 8, 2007, Article 14BOSTON GLOBE ON THE JACOB PERKINS NEWBURY

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    JACOBS PERKINS PRINTING AND ENGRAVING BUILDING OPENS

    05/16/2010

    Highlight: JACOBS PERKINS PRINTING AND ENGRAVING BUILDING OPENS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n20a30.html Dick Hanscom forwarded this article from Friday's Newburyport News about the festivities surrounding the opening of the restored Jacob Perkins building in that Massachusetts town. -Editor It's been a day decades in the making. After a year of intense work, the first phase of the restoration of the historic Jacobs Perkins Printing and Engraving building is complete. And tomorrow, it's time to celebrate. The Historical Society of Old Newbury, Cushing House Museum, will be holding a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. to honor the purchase and first phase of restoration of the mint. "It's been years in the process ... it's actually been decades," said Jay Williamson, Historical Society of Ol

    Dick Hanscom forwarded this article from Friday's Newburyport News about the festivities surroundin

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    DICK HANSCOM VISITS THE NEWBURYPORT JACOB PERKINS BUILDING

    05/30/2010

    Highlight: DICK HANSCOM VISITS THE NEWBURYPORT JACOB PERKINS BUILDING http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n22a22.html Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins visited his hometown of Newburyport, MA last week and forwarded a set of pictures from his visit to the newly restored Jacob Perkins building. See our Flickr archive for a complete slide show. Thanks! Pictured in front of the building is Jay Williamson, the Historical Society of Old Newbury curator. -Editor Dick writes: The first floor historical marker was from the Massachusetts Bay tercentenary. These things were all over the state. Williamson told me this one was found, but I don_t remember where. The displays were sparse. I think they put them in just to have something other than bare walls for the grand opening (it is not open yet on a daily

    Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins visited his hometown of Newburyport, MA last week and forwarded a

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    SELECTED LOTS FROM KOLBE-FANNING SALE #137

    10/19/2014

    Highlight: Jacob Perkins Bathe, Greville and Dorothy. JACOB PERKINS: HIS INVENTIONS, HIS TIMES, AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES. Philadelphia: Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1943. Number 170 of 200 copies printed of this modern classic and notable rarity. Greville and Dorothy Bathe's biography of Jacob Perkins (1766-1849) is widely considered to be a masterpiece on several levels. Lot 22: Bushnell's Arrangement of Tradesmen's Cards Bushnell, Charles I. AN ARRANGEMENT OF TRADESMEN'S CARDS, POLITICAL TOKENS, ALSO, ELECTION MEDALS, MEDALETS, &C. CURRENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE LAST SIXTY YEARS, DESCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINALS, CHIEFLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE AUTHOR. WITH ENGRAVINGS. New York: Printed for the Author, 1858. Along with Bushnell's 1859 work on New York tokens (vide infra), a

    At my request David and Maria Fanning forwarded images and descriptions for some selected lots in t

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    BANK NOTE LITERATURE IN THE 2015 STACKS BOWERS NYINC SALE

    12/14/2014

    Highlight: All Submitted and Awarded Essays by Jacob Perkins. [London], Various March Dates, 1820. Quarter Leather on Marbled Boards. Enclosed in Custom Three Quarter Morocco Solander Box. Very Fine. Jacob Perkin's "Prevention of the Forgery of Bank Notes" Finely and Uniquely Bound with Other Important Perkins Scientific Extracts Presentation Copy to Charles Toppan, 1821 As are all the volumes in the collection, a masterful and well preserved presentation enhancing visual presentation with highest archival technology and artistry. The original Perkins contained within a large octavo (17.5cm by 24cm by 4cm deep) solander box, three quarter light brown morocco leather with matching covers and interior marbling. Raised bands separate compartments, contrasting leather labels that are gilt titled "Society

    There are several important numismatic literature lots in the Stack's Bowers New York International

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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2010

    1/3/2010

    Highlight: Syd Martin (SFMartin5@comcast.net) Leo Shane (Leo_J_Shane@hotmail.com) Note Pioneer Jacob Perkins Honored in Newbury port, MA Dr. James Haxby; Obsolete Bank Note Expert to Speak On Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm, the Historical Society of Old Newbury, Cushing House Museum will be holding a ceremonial “ribbon cutting” to honor the purchase and first phase of restoration of the Jacob Perkins Printing and Engraving Building, 98 High Street Newburyport, Massachusetts. Although Jacob Perkins was involved with bank-note plates from the 1790s onward, his significant involvement dates from about 1803, making the period of the Perkins firm ca. 1803-33. In 1808, when his brother Abraham Perkins joined the firm, Jacob mortgaged his frame home at 14 Fruit Street in Newburyport and had a three-stoiy

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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 29 - 30

    1/7/1894

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS. The following item, taken from “J. Russell’s Gazette” (Boston), January 6, 1800, has some interest for medal collectors. In connection with another extract, published in the Jour- nal of Numismatics (XXIV, 21) for July, 1889, it shows conclusively that the Washington Medal, there mentioned, was the work of Jacob Perkins, which hitherto has been a matter of surmise only. s. a. g. “ Mr. Jacob Perkins, of Newburyport, has designed and executed a very beautiful Medal of Gen. Washington. On one side is an excellent likeness of that illustrious personage; and on the reverse, a memoranda of the most remarkable periods of his life. They are struck off on gold, silver, or white metal, and may be purchased of Mr. Perkins, or at the Bookstore in Newburyport, and of Mr. Eben . Moulton ,

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    The Early Coins of America

    1/1/1875

    Highlight: and the work of Jacob Perkins description of it,) has in the centre, a bust of Washington, facing left, and closely resembling those upon the small luneral medals of Washington, the dies of which were cut by Perkins. Around the tield surrounding the bust, is fine engine-work of mtricate pattern, which covers the rest of the surface of the planchet, the size of which is about 21. It is not improbable that Jacob Perkins made this, and for a pattei'n ; but it seems scarcely possible that it could have been intended to issue it upon so thin a planchet, this being hardly one fifth of the thickness of a dollar. Mr. Stickney refers to this piece, in a communication to the

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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 77

    1/11/1987

    Highlight: estimates of rarity and indicates those combinations believed to be struck from the dies of Jacob Perkinsh 26-28, 1987 -- New York City) which contains beautiful illustrations of the majority of the die varieties. *(K)* The Family Magazine biography closes with a footnote of no numismatic consequence whatsoever, but nevertheless is intriguing because it tacitly emphasizes what might have been accomplished at the First United States Mint had Jacob Perkins been employed there and applied his knowledge of steam power, as he had proposed, to the mint

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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 114-115

    1/1/1949

    Highlight: Jacob Perkins One individual quite conscious of the prevalence of counterfeit- ing was Jacob Perkins who took a prominent part in the art of bank- note plate engraving in the early days of this country. Examples of his work have been referred to previously ( Plates XI-XII ) . He was bom July 9, 1766, at Newburyport, Massachusetts, and as a boy was employed by a goldsmith who made dies for copper coinage of that colony. He was a versatile inventor and among many of his creations was a machine for cutting and heading nails in one opera- tion. He designed a plate for a one pound note for the Bank of England. About 1823, he perfected improvements in the steam engine and later established an engineering business, which was carried on by his sons after he died in London on July 30, 1849. 25

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

    /1965

    Highlight: My earliest recollection of Jacob Perkins was as associated with Murray, Fairman, Draper, Under- wood, etc., as bank-note engravers. I think my father’s acquaintance dated back of that, as I have heard him relate having been summoned as an expert in a suit for infringement of Perkins’ tack machine for cutting and heading tacks in one operation, the ground of the defense being so imperfect a specification that no one could construct a machine from it. After my father had answered that he had neither seen the machine nor read the specification, the latter was handed to him. After he had carefully read it, he was asked if he could construct a machine from it. His answer was, “Yes.” He was then asked to explain how he would proceed to do so. The deficiency in the specification was the want of

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    The Bankers Magazine [vol. 4]

    /1850

    Highlight: 472 Memoir of Jacob Perkinsould introduce a new energy into the political and industrial condition of Cuba. It would weaken if not destroy the influence of its present religion, and perhaps engraft no other upon it. It would, however, sooner or later, strike a fatal blow at slavery, because it would at once destroy the slave trade with Africa. This is a good which would countervail many evils. MEMOIR OF JACOB PERKINS. From the Boston. Courier. A simple and unostentatious notice of the demise of this remarkable man is all the tribute that the public press has yet paid to his memory. The merits of our ingenious countryman deserve more. He has

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    The Numismatist, Vol. 33 (1920)

    /1920

    Highlight: In 1822 "Jacob Perkins’ Patent Hardened Steel Plates” were gener'illy used for the illustrations of books and the reproduction of pictures and por- traits. During the next two or three years his brother, Abraham Perkins, printed from these patent plates, in Newburyport, bills for most of the banks in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. On May 20, 18 25, the editor of the Daily Herald, referring to this fact, reminded its readers.' somewhat facetiously, that, notwithstanding the cry of hard times, "there is more money made in Newburyport than in any other town in the Com- monwealth.” Postage stamps were first issued in England in May, 1840. Sir Rowland Hill, Postmaster-General at that date, describing the engraving and printing of these stamps, states that the work was done substantiall

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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 110-114

    1/1/1949

    Highlight: Jacob Perkins One individual quite conscious of the prevalence of counterfeit- ing was Jacob Perkins who took a prominent part in the art of bank- note plate engraving in the early days of this country. Examples of his work have been referred to previously ( Plates XI-XII ) . He was bom July 9, 1766, at Newburyport, Massachusetts, and as a boy was employed by a goldsmith who made dies for copper coinage of that colony. He was a versatile inventor and among many of his creations was a machine for cutting and heading nails in one opera- tion. He designed a plate for a one pound note for the Bank of England. About 1823, he perfected improvements in the steam engine and later established an engineering business, which was carried on by his sons after he died in London on July 30, 1849. 28

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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part Two

    Highlight: by Jacob Perkins these were propos- als for the United States Mint as contract coinage, or for regular coinage adoption to be coined by the Philadelphia Mint. All are extremely rare or unique and most reside in permanent museum collections. The current Judd — Bowers — Teichman reference. United States Pattern Coins, notes that 'Three or four electrotypes are also known. All apparently were made by Jacob Perkins..."

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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction Rarities Night

    Highlight: Appealing Mid-Grade 1818 Pattern Perkins Cent 4408 1818 Pattern Cent by Jacob Perkins. Judd-C1818-1, Pollock-5065. Rarity-7. VF-30 BN (NGC). We are extremely fortunate to be offering another example of this rare, intriguing, privately issued pattern cent by Jacob Perkins. We offered a presumably unique thick planchet example as lot 9086 in our June 2011 Baltimore Auction, and quote a portion of that description here to provide background information on Perkins and his pattern cent: ’’Jacob Perkins’ innovations place him among the panoply of great technicians in the fields of coins, currency and postage stamps (among other things, like fire engines and nails). His first numismatic creations date from the late 1780s, when he was an engraver at the Massachusetts Mint. Soon thereafter, Perkins

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    The January 2015 NYINC Auction, Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money

    Highlight: All Submitted and Awarded Essays by Jacob Perkinson with highest archival technology and artistry. The original Perkins contained within a large octavo (17.5cm by 24cm by 4cm deep) solander box, three quarter light brown morocco leather with matching covers and interior marbling. Raised bands separate compartments, contrasting leather labels that are gilt titled “Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce” below “Jacob Perkins”. The original Perkins is octavo, 13.5cm by 21cm. Contemporary marbled boards with new quarter calf spine, straight

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    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    12/24/2000

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v03n53a04.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 53, December 24, 2000, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    Dave Bowers writes: "I read with great interest (as always) the
    latest "issue" of The E-Sylum. Concerning Jacob Perkins, one
    might stop to consider if Perkins, who had extensive ties to
    England and at one later time lived there, might have had some
    sort of high-speed coining press from Boulton & Watt (Soho
    Manufactory, Birmingham, England). As has been published,
    by the 1790s B&W had high-speed steam-driven coining
    presses that could be operated by a boy. These presses
    produced high-quality coins, tokens, etc., including lettering or
    engrailing the

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 53, December 24, 2000, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRES

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    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    12/24/2000

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v03n53a04.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 53, December 24, 2000, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRESS

    Dave Bowers writes: "I read with great interest (as always) the
    latest "issue" of The E-Sylum. Concerning Jacob Perkins, one
    might stop to consider if Perkins, who had extensive ties to
    England and at one later time lived there, might have had some
    sort of high-speed coining press from Boulton & Watt (Soho
    Manufactory, Birmingham, England). As has been published,
    by the 1790s B&W had high-speed steam-driven coining
    presses that could be operated by a boy. These presses
    produced high-quality coins, tokens, etc., including lettering or
    engrailing the

    The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 53, December 24, 2000, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS' COINING PRES

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    JACOB PERKINS MINT BUILDING THREATENED

    JACOB PERKINS MINT BUILDING THREATENED

    08/15/2004

    Highlight: JACOB PERKINS MINT BUILDING THREATENED http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v07n33a04.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 33, August 15, 2004, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS MINT BUILDING THREATENED

    Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins writes: "I am from
    Newburyport, MA, so I read the Daily News every day.
    Below are two links to articles about Jacob Perkins that
    might be of interest.

    Full Article
    Full Article

    [The first article is a good overview of Perkins'
    career, and notes: "Newburyport was host to the first state
    mint. The brick building in which the commonwealth's
    currency was

    The E-Sylum: Volume 7, Number 33, August 15, 2004, Article 4

    JACOB PERKINS MINT BUILDING T

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    PERKINS MINT BUILDING MAY GO RESIDENTIAL

    PERKINS MINT BUILDING MAY GO RESIDENTIAL

    01/15/2006

    Highlight: It served
    as the workshop for Newburyport's greatest inventor,
    Jacob Perkins, who created an engraving process for steel
    plates to print bank notes. Perkins' pioneering technique
    was eventually used to print all U.S. currency.

    "It's important because of not only what went on there,
    but by whom," said Jay Williamson, curator of the Historical
    Society of Old Newbury. Perkins "was an inventive genius."

    Owner James Lagoulis, a Newburyport lawyer and former Newbury
    town counsel, wants to turn the vacant and deteriorating
    building into an apartment. His proposal will be reviewed
    by the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7 tonight at City Hall."

    "In 2004, citing a need for immediate repairs or demolition,
    Lagoulis went to the Historical Commission. At that

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 3, January 15, 2006, Article 15

    PERKINS MINT BUILDING MAY GO

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    FEATURED WEB PAGE: JACOB PERKINS

    FEATURED WEB PAGE: JACOB PERKINS

    01/15/2006

    Highlight: FEATURED WEB PAGE: JACOB PERKINS http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n03a23.html

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 3, January 15, 2006, Article 23

    FEATURED WEB PAGE: JACOB PERKINS

    This week's featured web page is the Rootsweb page on
    Jacob Perkins. The page provides a summary biography of
    this legendary numismatic figure, along with a large number
    of links to web sites with images and information about his
    life and work, including George Washington funeral medals
    and starting the American Bank Note Company.
    Featured Web Site

    The E-Sylum: Volume 9, Number 3, January 15, 2006, Article 23

    FEATURED WEB PAGE: JACOB PER

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