Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States - A Complete Encyclopedia

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Record Group 104, Bureau of the Mint(Philadelphia Mint unless noted otherwise. These documents were examined by R.W.Julian.)

Bullion Journals, 1794-1837.
Bullion Ledgers, 1794-1872.
Cashier's Blotters, 1866-1902.
Coiner's Account Books for Gold and Silver Coinage and Bars, 1883-1900.
Correspondence with Branch Mints and Assay Offices, 1835-1898.
General Correspondence, 1793-1899. James Rush Letters, 1816-1845.
Letter Books: 1795-1804, 1824-1831, and 1824-1835. Letters Received by the Bureau of the Mint, 1873-1899. Letters Received by the Secretary of the Treasury from the
Philadelphia Mint (Special Reports), 1858-1873.
Letters Received by the Superintendent from the Coiner, 1877-1900.
Letters Received by the Treasurer of the Mint, 1850-1853. Letters Received from the Mint and Branches by the Secretary of the Treasury, 1834-1873.
Letters Sent by the Director of the Mint, 1873-1899.
Letters Sent by the Secretary of the Treasury/Mint Affairs, 1836-1878.
Letters Sent Regarding Coins and Medals, 1862-1899. Letters sent by the Director and Superintendent of the Mint, 1866-1899.
Miscellaneous Letters Sent, 1874-1899.
Peale Correspondence, 1829-1835.
Press Copies of Letters to Branch Mints and Assay Offices, 1868-1873.
Records Relating to the Movement of Standard Silver Dollars, 1878-1882.
Register of Correspondence, 1792-1835.
Register of Employees, 1849-1884.
Registers of Correspondence, 1844-1899.
Silver Deposited for Coinage, 1794-1836.
Waste Books, 1794-1833.

Adams, Edgar H. and William H. Woodin. U.S. Pattern, Trial and Experimental Pieces. New York: American Numismatic Society, 1913.

Adams, John Weston. United States Numismatic Literature. Volume I. Nineteenth Century Auction Catalogues. Mission Viejo, CA: George Frederick Kolbe Publications, 1982. A masterful compilation of auction catalogues of the nineteenth century, with biographical sketches of the professional numismatists involved.

-- United States Numismatic Literature. Volume II Twentieth Century Auction Catalogues. Crestline, CA: George Frederick Kolbe Publications, 1990.
Companion volume to the preceding.

Akers, David W. Inc., Miami, Florida (and other addresses), 1980s. Auction catalogues and prices realized.

American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1848. Boston: James Munroe & co., 1847.

American Almanac for 1836, The. Boston: Charles Bowen, 1835.

American Numismatist, The. Paterson, NJ: C.E. Leal, 1886- 1887.

Amspacher, Bruce and Wayne H. Miller. "Prooflike Dollars."Chapter in The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Highfill Press, Inc., 1992.

Amspacher, Bruce. "Liberty Seated Dollars: The Rare vs. the R-A-R-E." Article in the Monthly Summary, The Coin Dealer Newsletter, July-August, 1982.

-- "United States Trade Dollars: 1873-1885." Chapter in The Comprehensive US, Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Highfill Press, Inc., 1992. The author, who finds the denomination "absolutely fascinating," tells of various coins he has seen, and gives opinions concerning rarity and availability.

ANACS Population Report. Various issues, 1991 and 1992. Columbus, Ohio: ANACS.

Attinelli, Emmanuel J. Numisgraphics, or a List of Catalogues in Which Occur Coins or Medals, Which Have Been Sold by Auction in the United States. New York: 1876.

Auction Prices Realized. lola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, Inc., 1980s and 1990s.

Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., Wolfeboro, NH, 1982 to date. Auction catalogues and prices realized.

Baker, George K (editor). The Works of William H. Seward.Boston: Houghton, Miffiin and Company, 1884. New edition in five volumes of the 1853 work. Includes Seward's position favoring a Mint in New York. (Vol. I, pp. 328 ff.)

Baker, W.S. American Engravers and Their Works. Philadelphia:Gebbie & Barrie Publishers, 1875. Contains biographies of Longacre, Perkins, et al:

Bankers 'Magazine and Statistical Register, The Boston. Various issues 1846-1880.

Barnum, P.T. Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years Recollections of P. T. Barnum. Hartford, Connecticut: J.B. Burr & Company, 1869.

Barr, Douglas K "Auction Appearances of the Scarce to Extremely Rare Liberty Seated Coinage from the Carson City Mint." Article in The Gobrecht Journal, March 1991.

Barrett, Don C., Ph.D. The Greenbacks and Resumption of Specie Payments, 1862-1869. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1931.

Benton, Thomas Hart. Thirty Years' View; or, a History of the Working of the American Government for Thirty Years, from 1820 to 1850. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854.

Blaine James G. Twenty Years of Congress. Norwich, Connecticut: The Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1884.

Block, Victor. "How the Government Will Sell Those Silver Dollars." Article in 'COINage Magazine, February 1970.

Bodway, George E., Ph.D., "The 'Bodway Set of Morgan Dollars." Chapter in The Comprehensive u.s. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Highfill Press, Inc., 1992.

Bolender, M.H. The United States Early Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803. Freeport, IL:published by the author, 1950.

Bolles, Albert S. The Financial History of the United States from 1774 to 1885. Three volumes. New York, 1879-1894.

Boosel, Harry X "An 1873-S Standard Dollar Was Sent for Assay." The Gobrecht Journal, Collective Volume No.3, 1990. -- "Historical Facts for 1873." Article in The Gobrechi Journal; March 1990.

Bosbyshell, O.C. An Index to the Coins and Medals of the Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at Philadelphia. Philadelphia:Avil Printing and Lithograph Company, 1891

Boutwell, Hon. George S. Letter of the Secretary of the Treasury [transmitting reports about the condition of the New Orleans Mint and 'giving data concerning the history of the facility.] U.S. Senate Ex. Doc, No.7, 42nd Congress, 2nd Session, December 14,1871.

Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc. Wolfeboro, NH. Various catalogues, 1983-1992.

Bowers and Ruddy Galleries, Los Angeles, California, Various auction catalogues, '1972-1982.

Bowers, Q. David. "Silver Dollars, A Personal Reminiscence."Chapter in The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia. Broken Arrow, OK: Highfill Press, Inc., 1992.

-- "The Silver Dollar Treasure Hunt: One Dealer's Discoveries About Fabled U,S. Coin Hoards." Article in COINage Magazine, August 1979.

-- A Buyer's Guide to the Rare Coin Market. Wolfeboro, NH:Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., 1990. '

-- Coins and Collectors. Johnson City, NY: Windsor Research Publications, 1964.

-- High Profits from Rare Coin Investment. 13th Edition.Wolfeboro, NH: Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., 1991.

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