ANS Money Talks Series – Currency with Consequences: Circulating Counterfeits in the United States

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has posted the latest episode in the Money Talks lecture series on YouTube. The newest talk is titled Currency with Consequences: Circulating Counterfeits in the United States and, as the name suggests, discusses counterfeit coins that are circulated here in the United States.

Counterfeits in our national coinage – indeed, virtually every country’s coinage – is not new, and the history of it and the detection of those coins is an ever evolving effort on both the counterfeiters and those dectecting them.

In this lecture from our Money Talks series Dr. Jesse Kraft discusses topics relating to the history of counterfeiting and counterfeit detection in the US. This event was delivered on May 16, 2020 and is part of the American Numismatic Societys’ Money Talks series

ANS Money Talks

Money Talks is a lecture series that the ANS provides to members as part of their membership. This particular lecture was recorded on May 16, 2020.

The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects. Since its founding in 1858, the ANS has assembled a permanent collection with over 800,000 objects dating from 650 BCE to the present and numismatic library, which houses approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts. These resources are used to support publications of books and periodicals, lectures, academic seminars, and exhibitions.

The ANS was formed by a group of collectors in New York City in 1858, at a time when many learned societies were created. Although the initial meeting of the collectors occurred in March of 1858, the Society looks back to April 6, 1858 as its date of creation; that was the day on which the fledgling Society’s first constitution and bylaws were approved by the membership.

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