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Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.2 x 1.4 cm (1/16 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4338
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.1 x 4.3 cm (1/16 x 1 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4350
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.2 x 3 x 0.3 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4351
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 3.3 cm (3/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4352
Rights:
Copyright with museum
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 2.4 cm (3/16 x 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4353
Rights:
Copyright with museum
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4.6 x 7.5 x 0.3 cm (1 13/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4354
Rights:
Copyright with museum
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Coin

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 2.4 cm (3/16 x 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Exchange Media
Origin:
China
Former owner:
Dr. Paul Singer (1904 - 1997)
Topic:
casting
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.4370
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

3 Chinese Coins

Donor Name:
Dr. Henry B. Collins Jr.
Dr. Thomas D. Stewart
Collector:
Dr. Henry B. Collins Jr.
Dr. Thomas D. Stewart
Culture:
Eskimo
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
West, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1927-Nov-23
Specimen Count:
3
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
096521
USNM Number:
E339467-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

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Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
9.50g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-4
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
9g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
7.70g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-2
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
9g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-7
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
3cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
8.30g
Diameter, Maximum:
3cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
8g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-6
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
9.50g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-5
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Northwest Company Coin

Site Name:
Sullivan's Island
Donor Name:
Herbert W. Krieger
Collector:
Herbert W. Krieger
M. Watkins
Length, Maximum:
2.90cm
Width, Maximum:
2.90cm
Thickness, Maximum:
0.20cm
Weight:
9.90g
Diameter, Maximum:
2.90cm
Culture:
Historic
Object Type:
Coin
Place:
Skamania County, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1935-Aug-23
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
9 Feb 2016
Topic:
Archaeology
Accession Number:
135869
USNM Number:
A419945-3
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Fused Gold Coins

Physical Description:
metal (overall connector/connecting technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2 in x 4 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 12.065 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
coins, batch of
Associated place:
Spain
Cuba
Description:
Physical Description
Gold coins fused by heat.
Specific History
This pile of five-peseta coins was fused together by the fire aboard the Spanish ship Infanta Maria Teresa, flagship of Admiral Pascual Cervera.
General History
Infanta Maria Teresa led the sortie out of Santiago Bay on July 3, 1898. As the flagship of Admiral Pascual Cervera, it drew the bulk of the American fire. The Teresa was seriously damaged and on fire. An attempt was made to ram Commodore Winfield Schley's flagship, USS Brooklyn, but when that failed, Admiral Cervera ran theTeresa ashore, allowing his crew to be saved. Despite being ravaged by fire and magazine explosions, the United States Navy believed the Teresa was salvageable. It was refloated and taken to Guantanamo Bay for preliminary repairs. As it was towed to Norfolk, Virginia, for rebuilding, it was caught in a tropical storm. The tow line was cut, and the Teresa was lost at sea.
Subject:
Military
Latino
Naval History
ThinkFinity
Event:
Spanish-American War
The Emergence of Modern America
ID Number:
AF*35389
Catalog number:
35389
Accession number:
91675
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
ThinkFinity
Exhibition:
"The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Silver Dollar Launching Coin

Shipwright:
Green, Archie
Archie Green's college:
University of California, Berkeley
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 3.7 cm; x 1/16 in x 1 7/16 in
Object Name:
coin, dollar, silver
Archie Green's birthplace:
Canada: Winnipeg
Archie Green's residence:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Location of the ship launching:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
1923
Description:
In the life of a ship, launching day is one of the most important. Mariners have long believed that a mishap during a vessel’s slide from land to water foretold disaster. If the transition went smoothly, however, it was cause for celebration. This silver dollar was given to shipwright Archie Green on such an occasion in 1942, after he and his fellow shipyard workers successfully launched a C3 cargo ship in San Francisco.
Launching ceremonies include various rituals, some of which are rooted in maritime traditions. The vessel is officially named on this day, and though not fully completed, it is ready to be moved from the yard into the water, where the final outfitting will be done. The ship is first "christened" by breaking a bottle over the bow, an honor usually performed by a woman associated with the vessel, such as the ship owner’s wife or daughter. As the last of the holding blocks are removed, the ship is released into the water by the launching gang, the crew responsible for ensuring the launch’s success.
Archie Green was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1917 and moved to Los Angeles with his parents in 1922. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1939, he began to learn the shipbuilding trade at the San Francisco shipyards. When war broke out, he took part in the U.S. government-sponsored emergency shipbuilding program, which was established to offset the terrible losses of cargo ships by Nazi U-boats.
Drawing from lessons learned during the First World War, shipbuilders developed plans for standardized, prefabricated vessels that could be constructed in any shipyard in the nation. The most famous of these were the Liberty and Victory ships, which transported supplies and troops to Allied positions across the world. A type C3 ship, such as the one associated with this coin, was another design that produced a general-purpose vessel able to carry any cargo, but could also be modified for specific uses. Between 1939 and 1947, 465 of these ships were built in American shipyards.
Archie Green went on to earn a Ph.D. in folklore and devoted his scholarly and teaching career to workers’ culture and occupational traditions. He remained a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America until his death in 2009.
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
Cultures & Communities
Work
On the Water exhibit
Event:
The Emergence of Modern America
World War II
Publication title:
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Archie Green
ID Number:
1994.0296.01
Catalog number:
1994.0296.01
Accession number:
1994.0296
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Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition:
On the Water
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Five Dollar Half Eagle Gold Coin

Mint:
U.S. Mint, Charlotte
Physical Description:
gold (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21.8 mm; x 27/32 in
Object Name:
coin
Place Made:
United States: North Carolina, Charlotte
Country:
United States
City:
United States: North Carolina, Charlotte
Province:
United States: North Carolina
Political area:
United States
Date made:
1852
Description:
The half eagle, or $5 coin, was the first gold coin actually struck for the United States. The $5 gold piece was authorized by the Act of April 2, 1792, and the weights and fineness for gold coins were revised with statutes during the 1830s. The occasion for new laws was the discovery of gold in North Carolina and Georgia. Prior to 1830, the scarcity of precious metals was one reason why there was less than one U.S. coin per capita in the United States. Foreign coins, paper bank notes, and privately issued tokens served as money for transactions.
The development of the newly discovered gold fields was encouraged with a law in 1834 that effectively put the United States on a gold standard. Branch mints in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Dahlonega, Georgia were established in 1838 to handle the new gold near the source. Dies were manufactured in Philadelphia and transported to the functioning branch mints in Charlotte (1838-1861) and Dahlonega (1838-1861). Both branch mints handled only gold coins.TR*317527
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
Credit Line:
Hauck, Frederick A.
ID Number:
NU*255927.0112
Catalog number:
NU85579
Accession number:
255927
See more items in:
Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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10 Dollar Miners Bank Coin, 1849

Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States: California
Place of issue:
United States: California
Date made:
1849
Description:
This ten dollar gold coin was minted by the Miners Bank of San Francisco in 1849. James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill kicked off the California gold rush and changed the wealth and reach of the nation, as suddenly gold was in abundant supply and the population was shifting westward. With the plentiful gold, private companies sprang up to supply coinage for the growing population and burgeoning economy. One such company was the Miners Bank, founded in 1849. The bank issued both coins and notes, but when the coins were assayed at only .866 fineness they soon fell into disfavor and could only be redeemed at a 20% discount. Many of the coins were melted down and remade into official U.S. slugs. On the obverse, or front, is an eagle with spread wings and a breast shield, with 13 stars and “California” also printed above. On the reverse is printed “Miners, Bank” at the top and “Ten. D.” in the center, with “San Francisco” below and two stars in the center.
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
American Enterprise
ID Number:
NU*283645.1279
Accession number:
283645
Catalog number:
68.159.1159
283645.1279
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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