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Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Chopper for Light Sovereign

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Chopper for Light Sovereign
Engraving of a mechanical chopper used to deface gold coins, which were under weight. In June 1842 the Bank of England recalled millions of gold sovereigns which through wear had lost weight

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The ship Kapunda, 1887

The ship Kapunda, 1887
The British emigrant Ship, Kapunda, which was run down and sunk off the Coast of Brazil with the loss of 298 lives in 1887

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Gold
Engraving of a heavy duty set of weighing scales with central pillars for weighing bars of gold. A bar of gold is on one side of the balances, the weights on the other

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Box of the Sover

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Box of the Sover
Engraving of the Exterior of the Sovereign Weighing Machine at the Bank of England

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Dollars

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Dollars
Engraving of weighing scales invented by Mr Bate for weighing dollars not exceeding 72 lbs 2 oz troy

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bay of San Francisco, Upper California

Bay of San Francisco, Upper California
San Francisco was the scene of a gold rush in 1849, men made their way to California from all over the world

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Thames Gold Fields, Grahamstown, New Zealand

Thames Gold Fields, Grahamstown, New Zealand
Engraving of small town with wooden framed houses, towers and industrial chimneys. Scene of the New Zealand gold rush

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Enlarged View of

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Enlarged View of
Engraving of a detail of the Sovereign weighing machine invented by Mr Bate to deal with the crisis in light gold coinage in the early eighteen forties

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Balance for Bar Silver
Engraving of fine weighing scales for bars of silver, with a bar of silver on one side of the scales and the weights on the other

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. Irish Emigrants Leaving Queenstown Harbour

Emigration. Irish Emigrants Leaving Queenstown Harbour
Detailed harbour scene with hundreds of emigrants waiting for the boat for New York, steam ships in the background. In the foreground barefoot young lads are expectantly waiting

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th

The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th
Photograph showing bullion being transferred from a train which had just arrived from le Havre, at the Batignolles station in Paris, into motor lorries for transport to the Bank

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Gold in the Land of the Nile. Map of Egypt showing the Areas

Gold in the Land of the Nile. Map of Egypt showing the Areas
Map showing mining activity in Egypt, with the area owned by the Nile Valley Company shaded

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Vigra Gold Mine, Wales, 1862

Vigra Gold Mine, Wales, 1862
Engraving showing the crushing mill of Vigra gold mine, beside the Hirgwm river in North Wales, 1862. The waterwheel shown was about 60ft in diameter

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Gold Panning at St. Davids Mine, Wales, 1911

Gold Panning at St. Davids Mine, Wales, 1911
Photograph showing two miners panning for gold at St. Davids Mine, near Carnarvon in Wales, 1911. At that time, this mine was one of three producing gold in Wales

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Machine for Cutt

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Machine for Cutt
In June 1842 all light sovereigns were recalled to the Bank of England and weighed. If they were below the standard weight they were defaced and cut using this machine

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. English Silver

Bullion Office. Bank of England. English Silver
The chief supply of native silver comes from the lead mines of Northumberland, this engraving shows a large lump of silver ore weighing 2 cwts

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Prince of Wales Investiture Medal, 1911

Prince of Wales Investiture Medal, 1911
Photograph showing the obverse of the Prince of Wales Investiture Medal produced for that event in Carnarvon Castle, North Wales, 1911

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Russian Gold Reserve in the State Bank in St. Petersburg

The Russian Gold Reserve in the State Bank in St. Petersburg
Photograph of the ranks of gold bars held by Russia, before the revolution

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Wynaad Goldfields, Southern India. Views of the Needle A

The Wynaad Goldfields, Southern India. Views of the Needle A
Engraving of distant view of Needle Arch Mountain and the surrounding undulating countryside where gold was found and mined in the nineteenth century, 1876-1886

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Gold Mine in Brazil. The Morro Velho Gold Mine

Gold Mine in Brazil. The Morro Velho Gold Mine
Engraving of the town of Morro Velho from the Caza Grande. Date: 1849

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Gold Shovelled like Coal. A Curiosity of a Siberian Mine. Spa

Gold Shovelled like Coal. A Curiosity of a Siberian Mine. Spa
Illustration from sketches by Special Artist Julius Price in Siberia showing Russian women working on the Siberian gold mines, shovelling ore like coal. Women are paid badly, worse than men

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Checking the Bank Thief: Steel Pill-Boxes Guard Valuables

Checking the Bank Thief: Steel Pill-Boxes Guard Valuables
Illustration of precautions taken by a Chicago Bank against bank robbers : an armoured pill box containg an armed guard

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. Cheer Boys Cheer An Emigrant Ship Leaving Harb

Emigration. Cheer Boys Cheer An Emigrant Ship Leaving Harb
Engraving of ship leaving the dock, steam pouring from the funnel. Everyone on shore and on the boat waving farewell. A winter scene

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th

The Flow of Gold from the USA to France: Bullion in Kegs. Th
Photograph of barrels containing gold, to the value of 418 million francs, transported in the liner Paris from New York to France

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Bar of Silver

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Bar of Silver
Silver deposits at the Bank of England include bars of silver from South America of a fine description

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Flow of Gold from the USA to France. Bullion in Kegs. Co

The Flow of Gold from the USA to France. Bullion in Kegs. Co
Photograph of man holding keg containing gold worth 1, 500, 000 francs, as the gold arrives in France

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Brazil. Gold Washing. Crystals of Gold

Brazil. Gold Washing. Crystals of Gold
Engraving of gold formed into cubic crystals, found in Brazil

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. Emigration to Australia. Farewell Group Meeting

Emigration. Emigration to Australia. Farewell Group Meeting
Mass meeting of would-be emigrants to Australia, supported by the Family Colonisation Loan Society, set up by Mrs Chisholm

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Dredging the Land for Gold. Mining Extraordinary. Dredging f

Dredging the Land for Gold. Mining Extraordinary. Dredging f
Photograph of the worlds largest purpose built dredger dredging for gold in the Sierra Nevada, California

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Inman steamer C

Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Inman steamer C
Engraving of heavy seas, showing a seaman in souwester and waterproofs hanging on to the rails on the bridge

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Iman Steamer. Ho

Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Iman Steamer. Ho
Engraving of the crew on deck in heavy rain scrubbing the decks with brushes

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Flow of Gold from the USA and France. Bullion in Kegs. I

The Flow of Gold from the USA and France. Bullion in Kegs. I
Photograph of gold ingots being tested in the metallurgical laboratory of the bank of France

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Gold in the Land of the Nile. Ancient Workings in the Easter

Gold in the Land of the Nile. Ancient Workings in the Easter
Photograph of ancient egyptian diggings for gold

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. American Silver. The Smalle

Bullion Office. Bank of England. American Silver. The Smalle
Silver deposits in the Bank of England include oblong pigs of silver from South America, weighing on average 65 lbs each, and smaller semi-globular pieces from Valparaiso

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: The Flow of Gold from the USA to France. Bullion in Kegs. Ta

The Flow of Gold from the USA to France. Bullion in Kegs. Ta
Photograph of a metallurgist chipping a piece off the corner of a gold ingot for testing

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Rush. Gold-diggers out Pr

Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Rush. Gold-diggers out Pr
Engraving of four men with picks and shovels travelling through the mountainous region in New Zealand where gold had been found

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Inman Steamer. T

Emigration. From New to Old England, in the Inman Steamer. T
Engraving of a group of passengers playing deck quoits as they return to England from America

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Rough Hospitality in Siberia. A Post-House on the Way to the

Rough Hospitality in Siberia. A Post-House on the Way to the
Special Artist Julius Price sent sketches of his journey to the Orsk gold mines in Siberia back to the Illustrated London News Office and the sketches were then drawn up by R. Caton Woodville

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. Emigration Vessel Between Decks

Emigration. Emigration Vessel Between Decks
Sleeping quarters for women and children, with trunks and hat boxes and all kinds of luggage stowed away

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: America, San Francisco. Gold-Washing at the Diggings

America, San Francisco. Gold-Washing at the Diggings
Engraving of two men engaged in digging for gold and sifting the ore in a cradle, washing the silt away from the crystals of gold in the river

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. From New to Old England. In the Inman Steamer C

Emigration. From New to Old England. In the Inman Steamer C
Engraving of passengers on deck looking aloft at the sailors unfurling the sail, at the top of the mast

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. The Emigration of the Russian Jews. Sketches on

Emigration. The Emigration of the Russian Jews. Sketches on
Families eagerly eating their rations and waving as the food arrives. The women are well wrapped up against the cold and the men are in typical russian peasant costume with long belted tunics

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Compartment in the Bullion

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Compartment in the Bullion
Engraving of vauly in the Bank of England used for storing sacks full of Mexican Silver Dollars. A Bank official in uniform with tricorn hat is unloading a cart stacked with sacks

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1862

Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, 1862
Engraving showing four members of the Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade, standing beside their fire engine, 1862

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Emigration. The land of Promise. Emigrants Catching their Fi

Emigration. The land of Promise. Emigrants Catching their Fi
Moving illustration showing in close up the expressions on the faces of young emigrants as their ship enters the St Lawrence River and the passengers catch their fist sight of Canadian land

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Group Meeting of the Family Colonisation Loan Society, 1852

Group Meeting of the Family Colonisation Loan Society, 1852
Mrs Chisholm set up the Family Colonisation Loan Society to enable poor families to save regularly to cover the cost of emigration. Donations were also made by the wealthy

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Port Madryn, Nuevo Gulf, Patagonia, 1887

Port Madryn, Nuevo Gulf, Patagonia, 1887
Engraving of the coast-line of Port Madryn, with a schooner in the foreground and a steam train in the background, a remote area of South America (now Argentina)

Background imageImages Dated 9th October 2004: Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Fields. Lake Wakatipu

Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Fields. Lake Wakatipu
Engraving of shale mountains and very big lake with small boats. The area experienced a mini klondike when gold was found there in the 1860 s



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