Hope Harvey (1851-1936) was a writer whose economic theories
once entralled thousands of readers. He also ran for president
of the United States in 1932 as a third-party candidate.
man whose nickname "Coin" came from his theory for
the free coinage of silver, was born in the town of Buffalo,
in Putnam County in what is now West Virginia.
studied at Marshall College, practiced law, and interested himself
in monetary problems. He was a vigorous advocate of bimetallism
at the time the argument over coinage of silver was at its height.
Coin's Financial School, published
in 1894, attempted to explain the money question in simple terms.
Harvey's sturdy pamphleteering had great influence on the Populist
party. His demand for free coinage of silver was given full
expression when William Jennings Bryan ran for President in
fact, Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech in 1896
embodied Harvey's ideas. Among Harvey's other works are Coin
on Money, Trusts, and Imperialism (1899) and The Remedy
To read more about Coin's Financial
School, Harvey's famous first book, click the button
at the left or just click here.
Daily Mail columnist Dave Peyton has joined in the call
to action to save this historic Huntington, W.Va., landmark.
To read a copy of Dave's Feb. 9, 2004, column, click the
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the first two decades of the 20th century in the Ozark hills
in the White River valley a few miles east of Rogers, Arkansas,
Harvey built a remarkable resort called Mount Ne. It has
since been flooded by a dam project, but a fascinating Web
site by James Skipper provides pictures and an accompanying
read it, click the button at the left or just click