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With Contemporary Commentary on California Fractional Gold

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With Contemporary Commentary on California Fractional Gold
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Noback, Friedrich. MÜNZ-, MAASS- UND GEWICHTSBUCH. DAS GELD-, MAASS- UND GEWICHTSWESEN, DIE WECHSEL- UND GELDKURSE, DAS WECHSELRECHT UND DIE USANZEN. MIT EINEM TABELLARISCHEN ANHANGE: UEBERSICHT DER GOLD- UND SILBERMÜNZEN NACH AUSMÜNZUNGSVERHÄLTNISSEN UND WERTH. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1877. Zweite Auflage, gänzlich neubearbeitet. 8vo, contemporary cloth-backed boards. xii, 1166, (2) pages. Binding somewhat worn, with front hinge reinforced; usual minor browning. Very good. An indispensable research work, arranged alphabetically by city or country, comprising a vast repository of key data on coins and paper money currently in circulation throughout the world. The section on New York alone occupies over eighteen pages, in small type, and the section on San Francisco covers “Privat-Münzstätten, welche Goldmünzen pragen,” i.e., “Private mints which made gold coins.” In existence from 1851 (“Im J. 1851 existirten”), the text mentions that the “majority of these private gold coins existed in pieces from 50 dollars, to 1/2 and to 1/4 dollars; in the year 1854 octagonal pieces also appeared from 1 dollar, to 1/2 and to 1/4 dollars... Earlier, two types of gestempelter Goldbarren (bars, Ingots) also served as money, those of the coin mint inspector’s office at that time in the state of California and those of the house of Moffat and Comp.” Rarely encountered. Clain-Stefanelli 16063 (recording only the first edition). Grierson 34. Soetbeer 203.