Colonial Money program rescheduled

February 14, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins

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Award-winning numismatist Philip I. Mossman, MD, will present a program on “The Money of Colonial Virginia” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the R. R. Smith Center in Staunton.

The presentation had been scheduled to be a two-part series set to begin Thursday, but was compressed into a one-night event next week due to the ongoing major snowstorm.

The event is part of the popular Stuart Talk series presented by the Augusta County Historical Society in the Smith Center’s second floor lecture room and are free for ACHS members.  Non-member admission is $5 adult, $1 for students .

The first part of the program will describe the development of colonial monetary systems, and how colonial monies prospered despite great pressure against them from England.  Mossman notes, “The deck was always stacked in favor of the mother country.”  He will discuss the use of Virginia tobacco as a money equivalent, as well as the specific colonial coins actually put into circulation.

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