Ancient Mint Assayers in Spanish America

Mint Assayers in Colonial Times   Places of Coinage, Essayers, Masters of the Mint  and Judges of Balance Assayers in Spanish America Each coin identifies the place of coinage and also the person responsible for the law of the coin (purity and weight) called the assayer. Usually the initials of the names were used and could be one or two assayers by minting. In the case of Philippines well into the nineteenth century also included the person responsible for balance. This …

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How Many People will Travel the World?

How many People Travel the World?: USA 2020: Covid19 TSA checkpoint travel numbers 2020 and 2019 Comparison of the number of passengers according to TSA from 3/1/2020 to present day Predictions of the number of people traveling the world in 2020 are no longer valid due to the COVID19 pandemic – The table above shows the evolution of traffic in the United States (abrupt decline at the beginning of the year) from January 2020 to data from Set 2020 according …

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◙ Collectible Coins: American Revolutionary Coins Countermarked in Philippines

American Revolutionary Coins Countermarked in Philippines  A collaboration of Marty Martinez The circulation of the Philippines at the time of Spanish domination consisted of coin minted in other regions, mainly Potosi, Peru and Mexico, with the same denominations as in the rest of the colonies. From the independence of the American colonies, there was a retraction in the circulating in this zone. For this reason should have appealed to a very curious policy: the reselling of currencies. Potosí, Peru and …

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US History of Tourism: First Coast to Coast Flight 1929 Part I

US History of Tourism – The Lindbergh Line – First Coast to Coast Flight – Transcontinental Air Transport – TAT –  Ford Tri-Motor US History of Tourism: Transcontinental Air Transport – TAT US History of Tourism, first coast to coast flight: Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was an airline founded in 1928 by Clement Melville Keys that merged in 1930 with Western Air Express to form what became TWA.   The Transcontinental Air Transport airline was like “The Lindbergh Line” and the …

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Best Road Trips Across the United States

Road Trips Across USA Road Trips across the United States: The adventure of traveling the routes of the United States is incomparable. Management integrates one into the landscape and forces one to become familiar with the place like a local. Nothing beats the road trip. The United States has made car tourism a cult. Driving on roads and stopping along the way is the best way to travel and discover the world. It has even become the tourist industry: the …

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