Long Table 90. Like Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: A Century of American Merchant Countermarks on Foreign Coins, 1770-1870
Long Table 90.
Like Stickers on a Steamer Trunk: A Century of American Merchant Countermarks on Foreign Coins, 1770-1870
April 29, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Join John Kraljevich, ANS Fellow and researcher, for a look into the pockets antebellum America. The diversity of the United States, and the global reach of its economy, was on full display in the tills of enterprising merchants from Boston to New Orleans to San Francisco. Some of the most enterprising of these merchants used circulating coinage as an advertising medium, offering modern scholars and collectors insight into what types of world coins circulated where. The marks these merchants left on coins range from simple to sublime, and collectors have avidly pursued them for generations.
ANS Members only. Active members will be sent the link the morning of the event.