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Jackson's annual message... The new Gobrecht half dollar coin...



Item # 647789

December 10, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1836  Over four pages inside are taken up with: "The Annual Message" being the  President's  state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Andrew  Jackson. This lengthy address is an excellent overview of the events of 1836.
For coin collectors, a rare report on the new Gobrecht half dollar about to be issued, headed: "New Coin" and noting in part: "...as being of superior workmanship and in the highest degree creditable to the artist, Mr. Gobrecht. The beauty & finish are equal to any thing of the kind in this country or Europe." (see photos).
Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, some very lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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