"Mr. Lincoln" was brilliantly portrayed by Dennis Boggs, cultural/historical actor, at the PAN Coin Show.. "Mr. Lincoln" met with Co-Author/presenter Rebecca Rush to discuss the "Loyal Women" at the home-fronts who organized and provided food & goods and raised $millions through Sanitary Fairs for the Union.
Author Rick Lank conducts an interview for Coin Television with Mr. Lincoln about his role authorizing three new U.S. Mints in the West: Denver, CO, Carson City, NV & ...The Dalles OR???? We can tell you more!
The amazing Augustus St. Gaudens 1923 Bust of Lincoln (Brooklyn Museum) is used above. Money Matters by Lincoln included his authorizing our first "Greenbacks", a new National Banking System...and a Secret Service to track & prosecute counterfeiters...
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We have attached a downloadable copy of the E-Sylum story about our Abe Lincoln's Legacy: Money Matters of the Civil War program which premiered at the October 30 2021 PAN Coin Show in Pittsburgh,, PA.
Our first "fiat currency" was debated...and authorized, in 1862...and thereafter was launched a new industry of designing, printing, cutting, and circulating paper US money. Note that our Greenbacks were not backed by Gold or Silver...
Billions of units of Confederate Paper money was also printed...mostly as promissory notes. And estimated 30%+ of all money in circulation at the end of the war was COUNTERFEIT! Lincoln signed the law creating a Secret Service which hunted down and prosecuted counterfeiters....
Mr. Francis Spinner, Treasurer, needed many new workers to cut, trim and sign the hundreds of thousands of new paper bills to be circulated....and he solved this massive challenge by hiring women! Hundreds of women got good jobs in the Treasury Department...and many continued there for decades after the war ended.
The Civil War opened the door for these early "Rosie the Riveters"...women who took jobs so that make clerks could serve in other ways...Note that many of the women were widows or lost a loved one and needed income to care for those left behind. We devote great stories to the Treasury Girls and would like to learn more!
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