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    John Leonard Riddell's 1845
    Guide to the Mint at New Orleans

    Riddell, J.L. The Mint at New Orleans with an Account of the Process of Coinage. New Orleans: Printed at the Office of the Picayune, 1845. 12.5 by 7.5 cm. Later blue paper covers, sewn. 15, (1) pages; woodcut illustration of the reverse of a New Orleans $10 gold piece on title. Extremely rare, with this being the only recorded copy in private hands of which we are aware. An equally rare second edition dated 1847 was discovered 10 years ago. Published the same year as Riddell's famous Monograph of the Silver Dollar, Good and Bad, a version of Part I of this work was also printed in the New Orleans Annual and Commercial Register of 1846. Eric P. Newman reproduced Riddell's guide in the April 1968 issue of The Numismatist, introducing it to a much wider readership. Some old corner folds and other minor signs of wear. Near fine.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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