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1897 Mining Journal, Vulcan and Buck Mountain Collieries

Have you ever wondered what it was like to run at a coal mine? This 1897 journal will give you a firsthand view of what coal mining was like at the end of the nineteenth century. Kept by an unnamed clerk or manager, the journal's entries provide a daily record of the events in and around two Pennsylvania anthracite collieries, the Buck Mountain Colliery (operational from about 1884 to 1930) and the Vulcan Colliery (operational from about 1883 to 1913). (A "colliery" refers to a coal mine and all of the equipment and facilities that surround it).

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165 Total Pages 19 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Alabama (Box 1)

In the 19th and 20th centuries, cities in Alabama like Selma, Mobile, and Huntsville issued national currency to residents. The scenes depicted on the notes in this collection tell stories of the Southeastern region and its leadership.This project consists of certified proofs: a printing from every intaglio printing plate so the plate could be proofed as perfect before the plate was put into production. Gain special access to the National Museum of American History Numismatics collection as you explore this project.

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158 Total Pages 10 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Alabama (Box 2)

Certified Proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. These proof sheets from Alabama are part of the National Numismatics Collection and make up part of a rarely exhibited collection of proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and even food coupons. Join us in transcribing this project to create records for each proof sheet and deepen the quality of our collections.

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170 Total Pages 11 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Alabama (Box 3)

These currency proof sheets from Alabama are part of the National Numismatics Collection - part of a rarely exhibited collection of proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and even food coupons. From 1863 to 1935, certified proofs like these allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. Join us in transcribing this project to create records for each proof sheet and deepen the quality of our collections.

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Certified Proofs of Alaska

Where did residents of Alaska do their banking in the 19th and 20th centuries? Banks in Juneau and Fairbanks provided national currency after receiving certified approval awarded by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This project consists of certified proofs: a printing from every intaglio printing plate so the plate could be proofed as perfect before the plate was put into production. Gain special access to the National Museum of American History Numismatics collection as you explore this project.

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78 Total Pages 9 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Arizona (Box 1)

Certified Proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. These proof sheets were used to create national bank notes for Arizona; they form part of the National Numismatics Collection and make up part of a rarely exhibited collection of proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and even food coupons. Join us in transcribing this project to create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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163 Total Pages 16 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Arkansas (Box 1)

Certified Proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. These proof sheets from Arkansas are part of the National Numismatics Collection and make up part of a rarely exhibited collection of proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and even food coupons. Join us in transcribing this project to create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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89 Total Pages 10 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of Arkansas (Box 2)

Certified Proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. These proof sheets from Arkansas are part of the National Numismatics Collection and make up part of a rarely exhibited collection of proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and even food coupons. Join us in transcribing this project to create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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169 Total Pages 10 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of California (Box 1)

Since 1863, certified proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. Try transcribing these California currency proof sheets. As you work on the project, you'll learn about the rarely exhibited National Numismatics Collection and its proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and more.

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155 Total Pages 5 Contributing Members

Certified Proofs of California (Box 2)

Since 1863, certified proofs allowed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to examine every intaglio printing plate before it was placed in production. Try transcribing these California currency proof sheets. As you work on the project, you'll learn about the rarely exhibited National Numismatics Collection and its proofs of currency, bonds, revenue stamps, checks, and more.

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