Lyman Low on Counterfeiting

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Lyman Low on Counterfeiting
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Low, Lyman Haynes. OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF COUNTERFEITING COINS AND MEDALS. New York: Published by Request, 1895. Small square 4to, original printed card covers. 14 pages, blank leaf. Covers a bit dusty; very good or better. Copy No. 116 of a small edition, reprinted from the July 1895 issue of the American Journal of Numismatics. Low was "unalterably opposed to all imitations of coins or medals, by any method whatever." In the text, Low makes an early allusion to the notorious "Racketeer" nickel: "Plating needs further notice. This has been applied to current coins, and it is enough to mention two--the 'V nickel,' and the 'Jubilee sixpence,' neither of which trouble us much as coin collectors." While over 100 copies of this work were reprinted by Low, few appear to have survived.