Colonial American Paper Money of the ANS Collection

Money Talks
Colonial American Paper Money of the ANS Collection

with Dr. Jesse Kraft

March 27, 2021
1:00 pm EST

This Money Talks will be held live on Zoom. Members only. A Link will be made sent to members the day of the lecture.

In a New World devoid of metallic currency, most colonies in the British American colonies had begun to issue paper currency within the first decades of the 18th century. Dr. Jesse Kraft presents the American colonial paper currency that resides in the ANS Collection. In addition to the standard state paper money and Continental Currency of the era, his talk will feature counterfeit and altered notes, sheets and bundles of unissued currency, as well as lottery tickets, local money, and other non-conventional paper issues. Furthermore, this discussion will include some contemporaneous coinage to form historical connections between the paper and metallic money of the era and show that neither ever lived in isolation from one another.

This lecture will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing.

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.