Testing coin by shell.
--Connected with the New York custom-house is a clerk whose business it is to receive and test all money.--He is a Spaniard by birth, but has been a long while in the country.
Into a scale he empties a bag of gold or silver coin
, and from the weight in a moment announces the amount in dollars and cents.
He then runs his fingers through the coin several times, and applies them to his nose, after whish he will immediately take out every counterfeit coin.
His infallible faculty of detecting spurious metal is located in his olfactory organs.