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Coin Collector | 1938

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“Coin Collector.” Washington, D.C., April 11. Mrs. Edness Wilkens, Secretary to Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint, for the last four years has been collecting coins as a hobby, thru gifts, trades, and buys, she has a collection of over 400 coins ramping from half pennies to the old silver cartwheels, she is shown inspecting a half-dime , one of the first coins struck from the Philadelphia Mint in 1792, and Mint tradition has it that the silver it contains is from the tableware of Martha Washington, she at that time lived two doors down from the Mint, and gave part of her silverware for the first coins, April 11, 1938.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Source: Library of Congress

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 25, 2011 at 8:25 am

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  1. WHAT A PICTURE !

    GILAD ZUCKERMAN

    August 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm


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