American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Robert W. Hoge, ANS Curator of North American Coins and Currency

ANA Convention - The World's Fair of Money
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Room #3
Donald E.Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL

About the Lecture

Early American Phantasms of C. Wyllys Betts
In the 1850s and ‘60s, C. Wyllys Betts amused himself by producing his own versions of “Early American” dies to make fantasy coins. Some of the resulting pièces de caprice have confused subsequent researchers and all have proven enduringly entertaining. The ANS and Yale cabinets hold fine groups of them.