The History of Vermont Copper Coins, 1785–1788
Jesse Kraft, Resolute Americana Curator of American Numismatics, American Numismatic Society
This presentation will trace the history of the rare and desirous Vermont copper coinage of the 1780s. It will not only cover their production and circulation, but also place them within the larger context of pre-Federal money in the United States. From official production to spurious counterfeits, this presentation will help you understand the hardships of monetary circulation in early Vermont.
Dr. Jesse Kraft is the Resolute Americana Assistant Curator at the American Numismatic Society where he oversees the collection of coins, tokens, medals, and paper currency of both North and South America. He is an expert on monetary circulation in early America and routinely gives lectures on the topics. He is on the Editorial Committee for the Journal of Early American Numismatics, and has a forthcoming book on the circulation of foreign coinage in early America.
How to Participate
This virtual program will take place live via Zoom.
Bennington Museum Members: $12