TABLE OF CONTENTS
Money, Mayhem & Might
++Contents and Order of Chapters is Subject to Change++
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)
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)
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
MAKING MONEY THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY
Engraving + Etching + Platemaking + Who is doing it TODAY
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
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
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
GOOD READS AND RESOURCES, CONTINUED