Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 528
Publication Date: 1880
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The plan of the present work embraces a history of the precious metals in each important country by itself, from the earliest times to the present. After this, the subject is treated from a general standpoint; the produce of the world at various epochs is brought together, the consumption in the arts and for coinage is shown, together with the resulting stocks on hand in the form of coins and bullion. This is the framing of the work : the body of it is filled with the most interesting and in some instances very important historical material.