The Progressive Farmer - July 10, 1894

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The Progressive Farmer - July 10, 1894

Post by lioncutter » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:36 am

I've been reading old newspaper articles on counterfeit dollars and this one pops up. You may have to copy link and paste. For some reason I cannot get it to link through VAMworld. Look for the headline to the top right that reads "counterfeiting coins" Just a cool read. Enjoy.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-5/
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Re: The Progressive Farmer - July 10, 1894

Post by DHalladay » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:47 pm

Very interesting read!
The ways of removing small amounts of metal from gold coins never fails to amaze me, although getting enough cash to start acquiring and monkeying with $20 gold pieces, back when $20 was a HUGE amount of money, seems likely to have made the practice pretty uncommon.
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Re: The Progressive Farmer - July 10, 1894

Post by Options25 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:41 pm

Dam Italians were 2/3rds of the foreign counterfeiters. The media says so, it's in black and white - must be true as it is today. LOL Kidding of course

"A safer method, commonly used by the Italians for passing bad silver is that in which the boodle carrier figures" WTF is that

Strange how things like that will make you cringe reading 125 years later - but perfectly acceptable back then.

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Re: The Progressive Farmer - July 10, 1894

Post by lioncutter » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:44 pm

This column was a national syndicate column that appeared in many of the U.S. newspapers during that year. I just chose the first one I came upon.
I find it amazing how much counterfeiting was going on in the late 19th century and beginning of the 20th century by reading these stories.
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