By Roger deWardt Lane
Softcover booklet - the newest incarnation of Brother are you able to Spare A Dime? - smooth Dime dimension Silver cash of the realm with Footnotes to heritage has been released in a 3rd version. This paintings, a many yr venture to check those cash as miniature engravings of artwork and background, was once first released in 1997. numerous years later a CD-rom was once produced because the moment variation. the writer gained a Numismatic Literary Guild Award for this version. The 3rd variation, a six hundred web page publication with over one thousand enlarged scans of the cash from the mid 1800's to 1970 convey cash from around the globe - Afghanistan to Yemen. those cash have been the money of the folks on the time; one may characterize a days paintings, buy a meal or a night's leisure. Kings, Queens and Statesmen are portrayed on dozens, with little biographies of many. greater than a numismatic ebook, this anthology is a superb option to enhance a greater figuring out of cash in use in the course of the earlier centuries. a very good addition in your numismatic library.
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The new unit was 25 grams weight and 900 thousandth fine, and thereafter the equivalent of the 5 franc piece of the Latin Monetary Union. Mint, Washington, 1912. 1859 1860 1861 u/m u/m u/m BO#311 BO#312 BO#313 ====================================================================== ¿OV: Head of BOLIVAR, facing left, • LIBRE POR LA CONSTITUTION • (Freedom through the Constitution) around / BOLIVAR under bust / 50 Gs below. ÀRV: Arms dividing 10 Ds (10 dineros) and 20 Gs (20 granos), REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA (Republic of Bolivia) around / iiiiiiiii(nine stars) •P• (mintmark) DATE •F•J• below.
1 FOOTNOTE: The mintmark for the Casa de la Moneda de Potosi (Potosi Mint) is the superimposed letters P-T-S-I with a small circle above = P. FOOTNOTE: In 1825 the southern portion of Peru, under the leadership of General Sucre, established an independent republic which took the name of Bolivia, in honor of the great South American Liberator, Bolivar. ,Washington, 1912. 65 GRAMS ====================================================================== 1856 u/m BO#21 ¿OV: Head of BOLIVAR, facing left, LIBRE POR LA CONSTITUTION (Freedom through the Constitution) around / BOLIVAR across base of bust.
For two years subsequent to May, 1869, at which time Dr. Livingstone was at Ujiji, no tidings were received from him, and he was supposed to be dead; but in 1871 Stanley found him, alive and well, at the last-names place. Soon afterward, Livingstone undertook another series of explorations toward the west, but died in the midst of these in 1873. Stanley again returned to the heart of the African continent, and starting from the head waters of the Livingstone River, sailed down its entire course to the sea.