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Barber coinage

The Barber coinage consists of a dime and half dollar designed by United States Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber, they were minted between 1892 and 1916, though no half dollars were struck in the final year of the series. By the late 1880s, there were increasing calls for the replacement of the Seated Liberty design, used since the 1830s on most denominations of silver coins. In 1891, Mint Director Edward O. Leech, having been authorized by Congress to approve coin redesigns, ordered a competition, seeking a new look for the silver coins; as only the winner would receive a cash prize, invited artists refused to participate and no entry from the public proved suitable. Leech instructed Barber to prepare new designs for the dime and half dollar, after the chief engraver made changes to secure Leech's endorsement, they were approved by President Benjamin Harrison in November 1891. Striking of the new coins began the following January. Public and artistic opinion of the new pieces was, remains, mixed.

In 1915, Mint officials began plans to replace them once the design's minimum term expired in 1916. The Mint issued Barber dimes and quarters in 1916 to meet commercial demand, but before the end of the year, the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, Walking Liberty half dollar had begun production. Most dates in the Barber coin series are not difficult to obtain, but the 1894 dime struck at the San Francisco Mint, with a mintage of 24, is a great rarity. Charles E. Barber was born in London in 1840, his grandfather, John Barber, led the family to America in the early 1850s. Both John and his son William were Charles followed in their footsteps; the Barber family lived in Boston upon their arrival to the United States, though they moved to Providence to allow William to work for the Gorham Manufacturing Company. William Barber's skills came to the attention of Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, who hired him as an assistant engraver in 1865. William Barber died on August 31, 1879, of an illness contracted after swimming at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

His son applied for the position of chief engraver, as did George T. Morgan, another British-born engraver hired by the Mint. In early December 1879, Treasury Secretary John Sherman, Mint Director Horatio Burchard, Philadelphia Mint Superintendent A. Loudon Snowden met to determine the issue, they decided to recommend the appointment of Barber, subsequently nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes and in February 1880, was confirmed by the Senate. Barber would serve nine presidents in the position, remaining until his death in 1917, when Morgan would succeed him. Coinage redesign was being considered during Barber's early years as chief engraver. Superintendent Snowden believed that the base-metal coins being struck should have uniform designs, as did many of the silver pieces, some gold coins, he had Barber create experimental pattern coins. In spite of Snowden's desires, the only design modified was that of nickel; the new coin had its denomination designated by a Roman numeral "V" on the reverse.

Enterprising fraudsters soon realized that the nickel and half eagle were close in size, plated the base metal coins to pass to the unwary. Amid public ridicule of the Mint, production came to a halt until Barber hastily added the word "cents" to the reverse of his design. For much of the second half of the 19th century, most U. S. silver coins bore a design of a seated Liberty. This design had been created by Christian Gobrecht, an engraver at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, after a sketch by artist Thomas Sully, introduced to U. S. coins in the late 1830s. The design reflected an English influence, as artistic tastes changed over time, was disliked in the United States. In 1876, The Galaxy magazine said of the current silver coins: Why is it we have the ugliest money of all civilized nations? The design is poor, tasteless and the execution is like thereunto, they have rather the appearance of mean medals. One reason for this is that the design is so inartistic, so insignificant; that young woman sitting on nothing in particular, wearing nothing to speak of, looking over her shoulder at nothing imaginable, bearing in her left hand something that looks like a broomstick with a woolen nightcap on it—what is she doing there?

Public dissatisfaction with the newly-issued Morgan dollar led the Mint's engravers to submit designs for the smaller silver coins in 1879. Among those who called for new coinage was editor Richard Watson Gilder of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Sometime in the early 1880s, he, along with one of his reporters and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens visited Mint Director Burchard to argue for the creation of new designs, they brought along classic Greek and Roman coins in an attempt to persuade Burchard that the coinage could be made more beautiful. The visitors left disappointed, after learning that Burchard considered the much-criticized Morgan dollar as beautiful as any of them. In 1885, Burchard was succeeded as Mint director by James Kimball; the new director was more receptive to Gilder's ideas and in 1887 announced a competition for new designs for the non-gold coinage. These plans were scuttled when Vermont Senator Justin Morrill questioned the Mint's authority to produce new designs.

The Mint had claimed authority under the Coinage Act of 1873 in issuing the Mor

Feast of the Seven Fishes (film)

Feast of the Seven Fishes is a 2018 American comedy film written and directed by Robert Tinnell and starring Skyler Gisondo, Madison Iseman, Addison Timlin, Josh Helman, Joe Pantoliano, Paul Ben-Victor and Ray Abruzzo. It is based on Tinnell's 2005 graphic novel of the same name. Feast of the Seven Fishes is a romantic comedy set in a rust belt town on the banks of the Monongahela River during the early days of the MTV phenomenon; when a nice, working-class, Italian-American Catholic boy brings an affluent, Ivy League, Protestant girl to his family’s raucous traditional seafood feast on Christmas Eve, 1983, sparks fly. Skyler Gisondo as Tony Madison Iseman as Beth Addison Timlin as Katie Josh Helman as Juke Joe Pantoliano as Uncle Frankie Paul Ben-Victor as Johnny Ray Abruzzo as Uncle Carmine Andrew Schultz as Angelo Lynn Cohen as Nonnie Jessica Darrow as Sarah Cameron Rostami as Vince The film was shot in Marion County, West Virginia, including the towns of Rivesville and Fairmont. Official website Feast of the Seven Fishes on IMDb

Nagarkanda Upazila

Nagarkanda is an Upazila of Faridpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In this upazila, in the village of Kodalia, the Pakistani Army killed at least 22 people including women and children on 1 June 1971; the incident is recorded on film. Nagarkanda is located at 23.4153°N 89.8917°E / 23.4153. It has 51, 016 households and a total area of 379.02 km². According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nagarkanda had a population of 267, 193. Males constituted 50.18% of the population, females 49.82%. The population aged 18 or over was 131, 533. Nagarkanda had an average literacy rate of 22.6%, against the national average of 32.4%. Most of the people depends on cultivation of land. Rice, Onion are the main crops. Onion of this locality is famous all around the country. Nagarkanda has 17 Unions/Wards, 239 Mauzas/Mahallas, 335 villages, but The "Jhaturdia Village is different than others village! There's peoples r so peacefully staying and they r so developed, The King Of KHAN's is the power and backbone of the Jhaturdia!

Nagarkanda is divided into two Upazilas: Saltha Upazila. Last upgraded at Canada Qasimul Ulum Islamia Madrasa Jungurdi Nagarkanda. M. N Academy. Zamindar of Baish Rashi established this Institute with the help of the Local Elite Class. Nagarkanda Govt College. P. O. Nagarkanda Nabocum college. Talma Nazim Uddin High School. P. O. Talma Nagarkanda Girls School. P. O. Nagarkanda Laskardia Atiqur Rahman High school. Ramnagar High School. P. O. Kunjanagar Krishnerdandi High School. P. O. Kunjanagar Bilgobindapur High School. P. O. Kathia Kalibari Islami Adarsha shishu shikkhaloy. P. O. Nagarkanda Fulsuti Abdul Alem Chowdhury High School. P. O Fulsuti Upazilas of Bangladesh Districts of Bangladesh Divisions of Bangladesh