TABLE OF CONTENTS

Money, Mayhem & Might

Volume Two

++Contents and Order of Chapters is Subject to Change++

Introduction

 

Chapter One

NO SMALL CHANGE  —  PART TWO

A Quiz: The Motto “In God We Trust,” the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and US Paper Money, and US Secret Service . . .

What do all of these items and institutions have in common?

The War of the Rebellion (a.k.a. the US Civil War)

Chapter Two

HOARDS, HOAXES AND HIGH HOPES

Treasure (Actual and Legendary) on the Land and in the Sea

Dents Run, Pennsylvania — The Lore & Mystery of UNION Gold: Could this be the real reason General Lee was in Gettysburg?

Could this be the real reason General Lee was in Gettysburg?

Three Gold-laden Side-Wheelers that went Down to Watery Graves:

S.S. Central America, S.S. Brother Jonathan and S.S. Republic

Metal Detecting finds (thanks to The Hoover Boys, the Quarter Hoarder, Keith Sylvester, and Green Mountain Metal Detecting)

Chapter Three

JOSEPH WHARTON & THE NICKEL REVOLUTIONS

Takes over a failing Nickel Mine in 1862

Perfects the Smelting Process & Transforms the Nickel Industry

Lobbies Successfully for the First “nickel Nickel”

Business enterprises and discoveries leads to Bethlehem Steel

Chapter Four

MAKING MONEY THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

Engraving + Etching + Platemaking + Who is doing it TODAY

Chapter Five

GOLD MINES IN THE SOUTH BACK IN THE DAY

A Glimpse of the early Gold Rush days in the Deep South that paved the way to the establishment of the US Branch Mints in Dahlonega, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina

Chapter Six

SUCH A PARCEL OF ROGUES (IN A NATION)

The Heroes and Heroines, Scalawags and Floozies, Adventurers and Bureaucrats, Soldiers and Midshipmen, and others who each played their part in the drama of the War of the Rebellion

Chapter Seven

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

More Tumultuous Years — Fighting over Gold and Silver and the legitimacy of Greenbacks for 30 years after the War

The Rise of the Legal Tender (or “Greenback”) Labor Party

Lots of great illustrations and cartoons from 1890s

Senator John Sherman and the Sherman Silver Purchase Act and with its repeal, the end of silver dollars from 1904 ’til 1921

Chapter Eight

GLOSSARY

Chapter Nine

GOOD READS AND RESOURCES, CONTINUED

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