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The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876   By: (1831-1927)

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The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 by J. F. Loubat is a meticulously crafted and comprehensive account of the medals and coins that played a significant role in shaping the history of the United States. While the title might not be the most engaging or creative, the content of this book is nothing short of remarkable.

Loubat's expertise on the subject matter shines through the pages as he delves into the rich history behind each medal and coin. His attention to detail is evident in the exhaustive research he presents, leaving no stone unturned. From the American Revolution to the centennial celebrations of 1876, Loubat embarks on a journey through time, demonstrating how these small pieces of metal reflect the nation's progress.

One of the strengths of Loubat's work is his ability to provide historical context for each medal. He skillfully intertwines the chronicling of events with their corresponding medals, illustrating the significance of these objects in commemorating key moments in American history. This seamless blend of numismatics and historical narrative keeps readers captivated and offers a unique lens through which to view the past.

The book is also lavishly illustrated, boasting an impressive collection of full-color photographs of various medals and coins. These visuals greatly enhance the reading experience, allowing readers to appreciate the intricate designs and craftsmanship preserved throughout history. Furthermore, the detailed descriptions accompanying each image provide further insight into the specific symbolism and meaning behind these artifacts.

While Loubat's writing style is straightforward and academic, it may not be the most accessible for casual readers. The sheer amount of information presented can be overwhelming at times, making it more suitable for those with a genuine interest in American history or numismatics. However, for readers looking to gain a deeper understanding of the United States' early history through different mediums, Loubat's book remains an unparalleled resource.

In conclusion, The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 is a gem of a book for those fascinated by the intersection of history and precious objects. J. F. Loubat's extensive knowledge and meticulous research make this a valuable addition to any collection centered around American history or numismatics. Though the title may not pique immediate interest, the content that lies within its pages is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.

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[Transcriber's note: Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained.

The anchor for the footnote 78 was not to be found on the original page. [Rx] is used for "Reverse". Lines of 5 spaced hyphens has been placed where the author has cut passages of letters. Centered groups of 5 underscores have been placed by the authors to show change of document.]

THE

MEDALLIC HISTORY

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

1776 1876.

BY

J. F. LOUBAT, LL.D.

MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

KNIGHT COMMANDER OF ST. STANISLAUS OF RUSSIA. KNIGHT OF THE FIRST CLASS OF THE CROWN AND OF FREDERICK OF WĂśRTTEMBERG. KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOR OF FRANCE.

WITH 170 ETCHINGS BY JULES JACQUEMART.

published by N. FLAYDERMAN & CO., INC. New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No 67 28353

Printed & Bound in Norwalk, Connecticut by T... Continue reading book >>




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