In a previous column we discussed the set of Barber half dollars. As you may remember, this design, issued from 1892 to 1915, was designed by Charles Barber.
Even in his day, Barber was not considered to be an especially talented designer.
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In a previous article, The Romance of Old-Fashioned Mining, I gave a brief history of eastern Oregons Marysville Placers and ground sluicing in early 1981.
Lets go back a decade before that and Ill explain how we uncovered th... (1230 Total Words)