1882 Five Dollar Gold Coin


1882 Five Dollar Gold Coin

1882 five dollar gold coin

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  • (Gold Coins) Gold dollar | Quarter Eagle ($2.50) | Three-dollar piece | Half Eagle ($5) | Eagle ($10) | Double Eagle ($20)
  • A gold coin is a coin made mostly or entirely of gold. Gold has been used for coins practically since the invention of coinage, originally because of gold’s intrinsic value.
  • (Gold Coins) Material/physical wealth indicated


  • the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
  • The basic monetary unit of the US, Canada, Australia, and certain countries in the Pacific, Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America
  • a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  • a United States coin worth one dollar; “the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States”


  • 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

1882 five dollar gold coin – Two Dollar

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Mangan Old Store – 1

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Many newspaper articles have been located which help us get a picture of the busy lives of the Mangan’s. Here are a of those articles:

May 13, 1882: Mr. T.B. Mangan of Ship Harbor, has bought our all the sheep belonging to Mr. S.B. Best on Fidalgo Island, numbering four or five hundred.

June 24: The Graham brothers have just filled an order for 50,000 shingles for Capt. T.B. Mangan of Guemes.

August 26: The upper portion of Mr. Mangan’s store building will be arranged for a hall for public entertainments. This is something greatly needed in this vicinity, and will doubtless be liberally patronized. The dimensions of the building are 16 X 24 feet and 18 feet high. It will be in all respects a substantial structure, and will be completed in two weeks, when a dance will probably be given. If completed in time, a lecture will, it is said, be delivered in the hall by Mrs. J.W. Cochran, a lady of considerable literary ability, at present visiting relatives on the island.”

December 9: Justices Qualified – F.A. Graham and T.B. Mangan qualified this week as Justices of the Peace in and for the precincts of Anacortes and Guemes, respectively, and are now patiently lying in wait for their first judicial victims. They make a very venerable pair of justices, indeed, and are already quite familiar with legal lore, and could levy as attachment: o” glib on a subpoena or prefer a charge of bigamy against a man caught stealing dog-fish oil, as well as anybody.

(Nan, could you help me with this part?)
****Timothy also applied for and received the position of Post Master. Adelaide recounted that the first post office was housed in the parlor of the Mangan house and the children were banned from EVER going into that room. Later, Nan believed, it was moved to Timothy’s store.

December 16: T.B. Mangan has lately remodeled his dwelling into a hotel and is now prepared to accommodate the traveling public.

Articles from 1883 addressed such topics as:
– “Speculation” being “Rife” as to what the load of lumber delivered to Mr. Mangan would be
-Timothy selling half of his claim to some people from Seattle
-Several other purchases of lumber
-Timothy having rented a pile driver in order to commence construction of a “substantial wharf” -And still another on June 2nd stating that Mangan’s wharf was nearing completion.

In 1884, we get a picture of a more settled life for the Mangan’s:
June 21: A splendid bouquet of roses and honeysuckles from the garden of Mr. T. Mangan of Guemes Island was presented to the Enterprise office by Mrs. Mangan by whose hands they were raised. The rare beauty and perfection of these flowers entitles Guemes to rank as one of the foremost of the beautiful islands which have so justly been called the Italy of America.

October 10: Shepy Mangan of Guemes, a lad 13 years old, captured a young deer. Shepy grew fully 6” while doing it.

November 11: A pleasant dancing party, the first of the season came off at Wm. Paynes on Guemes. Both Fidalgo and Guemes Islands were represented and an elegant supper was provided by Mrs. Mangan, Mrs. Morrow, and Mrs. Sibley. Dancing was kept up till morning.”

There were also difficult times to be had that year, but they didn’t appear to have daunted the pioneer spirit of Judge Woodcock, even though his house burned down. The fire occurred in the last week of March and by the last week of April, we read:
“The friends and neighbors of Mr. Woodcock on Guemes Island, and including many from Fidalgo, Cypress, and islands and the Samish mainland attended a pleasant dancing party at his new residence just rebuilt on the site of his house recently burned down, on Thursday evening. Between sixty and seventy dollars were realized for the benefit of Mr. Woodcock which was contributed to him on account of his recent loss.”

But there was one article that eerily forshadowed a major change that was to come for the Mangan family:
On June 7, 1884, an article noted that Tim Mangan had returned from a trip east of the mountains and that he started again the next day on another journey across Cascade Range.

Timothy was gone from home frequently in order to do business to support the enterprises he was establishing. It was often said that the Mangan children were born 2 years apart because that was how often Timothy came home. On his return he would bring Flora a gift – a piece of jewelry or a gold coin, but next morning he would observe that she had no safe place to keep it, so he had best take it away with him.

An advertisement was located by Nan’s family that finds Timothy in Vancouver BC. in the 1887, the owner of a butcher shop. By this time, his youngest child was 6 years old. Perhaps his sons had known him better, but he was not much a part of his daughters’ lives – away driving cattle over the Cariboo Trail, or running his businesses in Seattle or Vancouver, living in Alaska or shipping on his boat, the Evangel, until he eventually disappeared entir

Gold Coin Prior to Laser Engraving

Gold Coin Prior to Laser Engraving
Gold Coin Prior to Laser Engraving
1882 five dollar gold coin

1882 five dollar gold coin

Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
For more than half a century, the U.S. dollar has been not just America’s currency but the world’s. It is used globally by importers, exporters, investors, governments and central banks alike. Nearly three-quarters of all $100 bills circulate outside the United States. The dollar holdings of the Chinese government alone come to more than $1,000 per Chinese resident.

This dependence on dollars, by banks, corporations and governments around the world, is a source of strength for the United States. It is, as a critic of U.S. policies once put it, America’s “exorbitant privilege.” However, recent events have raised concerns that this soon may be a privilege lost. Among these have been the effects of the financial crisis and the Great Recession: high unemployment, record federal deficits, and financial distress. In addition there is the rise of challengers like the euro and China’s renminbi. Some say that the dollar may soon cease to be the world’s standard currency–which would depress American living standards and weaken the country’s international influence.

In Exorbitant Privilege, one of our foremost economists, Barry Eichengreen, traces the rise of the dollar to international prominence over the course of the 20th century. He shows how the greenback dominated internationally in the second half of the century for the same reasons–and in the same way–that the United States dominated the global economy. But now, with the rise of China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies, America no longer towers over the global economy. It follows, Eichengreen argues, that the dollar will not be as dominant. But this does not mean that the coming changes will necessarily be sudden and dire–or that the dollar is doomed to lose its international status. Challenging the presumption that there is room for only one true global currency–either the dollar or something else–Eichengreen shows that several currencies have shared this international role over long periods. What was true in the distant past will be true, once again, in the not-too-distant future.

The dollar will lose its international currency status, Eichengreen warns, only if the United States repeats the mistakes that led to the financial crisis and only if it fails to put its fiscal and financial house in order. The greenback’s fate hinges, in other words, not on the actions of the Chinese government but on economic policy decisions here in the United States.

Incisive, challenging and iconoclastic, Exorbitant Privilege is a fascinating analysis of the changes that lie ahead. It is a challenge, equally, to those who warn that the dollar is doomed and to those who regard its continuing dominance as inevitable.