State Coinages of the Confederation

An Introduction to the State Coinages of the Confederation, 1785 – 1788

Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 pm ET

This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma Pratte at to get the link. 

Under the Articles of Confederation, the rights of the individual states to coin money was recognized.  The states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey took advantage and passed legislation authorizing the production of a copper coinage.  Vermont was not yet a state, but followed suit.  When the Constitution was ratified, it took away the states’ right to produce their own coinage.  We will present an overview of the legislation, mints, people involved and the coins themselves.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.