American Journal of Numismatics, and Bulletin of American Numismatic and Archæological Societies, Volumes 5-6

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T.R. Marvin & Son, 1871
 

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Página 17 - Molten, graven, hammered and rolled ; Heavy to get and light to hold ; Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold. Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled : Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old, To the very verge of the church-yard mold ; Price of many a crime untold ! Gold ! gold ! gold ! gold...
Página 2 - And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven ; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Página 66 - ... and some so small as to be worn in rings ; and the numbers sold are incredible. These, with the pictures, busts, and prints (of which copies upon copies are spread everywhere), have made your father's face as well known as that of the moon...
Página 6 - House of Representatives. The Mint of the United States has entered upon the coinage of the precious metals, and considerable sums of defective coins and bullion have been lodged with the Director by individuals. There is a pleasing prospect that the institution will at no remote day realize the expectation which was originally formed of its utility.
Página 3 - They hang these strings of money about their necks and wrists; as also upon the necks and wrists of their wives and children. Machequoce, a Girdle; which they make curiously of one, two, three, foure and five inches thicknesse and more, of this money which (sometimes to the value of ten pounds and more) they weare about their middle and as a scarfe about their shoulders and breasts. Yea, the Princes make rich Caps and Aprons (or small breeches) of these Beads thus curiously strung into many formes...
Página 26 - The numerous transactions were conducted without confusion, and with entire regard to justice, under the inspection of magistrates appointed for the purpose. The traffic was carried on partly by barter, and partly by means of a regulated currency, of different values. This consisted of transparent quills of gold dust ; of bits of tin, cut in the form of a T ; and of bags of cacao, containing a specified number of grains.
Página 97 - Their beads are their money; of these, there are two sorts, blue beads and white beads ; the first is their gold, the last their silver. These they work out of certain shells, so cunningly, that neither Jew nor Devil can counterfeit.!
Página 34 - One gold piece, equal in weight and value to ten units, or dollars. One gold piece, equal to a tenth part of the former, and which shall be a unit or dollar. One silver piece, which shall also be a unit or dollar. One silver piece, which shall be, in weight and value, a tenth part of the silver unit or dollar.
Página 87 - Dimes and dollars, dollars and dimes ! An empty pocket's the worst of crimes...
Página 3 - Key, 55. Cf. also Smith, p. 24; De Vries and other early Dutch writers, NY Col., 2, III, 23, etc. 11 "Macheqiwce, a Girdle; which they make curiously of one, two, three, foure and five inches thicknesse and more, of this money which (sometimes to the value of ten pounds and more) they weare about their middle and as a scarfe about their shoulders and breasts.

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