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To be directed to the Table of Contents, click on the three lines -- upper left corner. We were at the Battlefield Coin Show, Altoona, PA....and plan to be at their Coin Show in Gettysburg AND the Harrisburg Coin Club Shows in September, So let us know if YOUR Coin Club or Round Table is interested in a Talk.
Our First Book is a well-researched Saga about The FURIOUS FLIGHT OF THE CONFEDERATE TREASURE TRAIN, ..or Where Did All the Southern Dough Go???
In 1865, Gold, Silver and Coppers, archives and currency were placed on-board one or more Treasure Trains to escape the Fall of Richmond. This is an easy-to-read ADVENTURE!
Co-Author "The Talisman" is shown above with colleague Ed Krivoniak. The Talisman introduced stories from the new book's Chapter about how new money-related industries of the US Civil War like printing its own money opened doors for women to have safe and steady employment. The Civil War launched "Treasury Girls" jobs in both the Union ...and the Confederate... Treasuries.
Women were hired as "adjusters" as a result of the 1792 Coinage Act when the US started to MINT its own coins. Two women were hired in 1795.
Since then, women have become leaders in the US Mint....but it took until 1911 for a woman, Margaret Kelly) to be named to a supervisiory position. The Civil War's new US Treasury Department provided employment for hundreds of women, thanks to Francis Spinner's leadership.
Anyone have an ancestor who was a 'Treasury Girl"? Let us know!
Author "The Coiner" showcases both of our Book Covers...including The Flight of the Confederate Treasure Train Saga.
New book Minting, Printing & Counterfeiting was launched at the Spring 2021 PAN Show. "The Coiner" offered a great tale from the new book about THE DALLES...the US Mint in Oregon that was BUILT because of the Civil War...but did not ever mint one coin! Now, the historical US Mint building hosts the Freebridge Brewing Company! See old panorama postcard below of The Dalles, OR.
The 1862 Legal Tender Act created our "GREENBACKS" the first US Treasury's Printed Money....and did we ever print money! So did counterfeiters, of course And so did the Confederates.. Both sides hired WOMEN, who became known as "The Treasiry Girls," to trim and sign the new printed currency. More in Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 8 of the newest book.
Below is a selection of currency printed by the Confederacy... "fiat" currency ...because no gold or silver backed up either The US Greenbacks or the Confederate paper money...Great counterfeiting stories included in the new Minting, Printing and Counterfeiting book!
(Thanks to Washington County MD Historical Society for sharing part of its bundle of Confederate paper money for this photo.)
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