Joe Esposito submitted this report from the Early American Coppers convention in Philadelphia. Thanks. -Editor
An interesting side benefit of attending the Early American Coppers convention in Philadelphia this past week was the opportunity to visit the new Museum of the American Revolution. The
museum, which opened with great fanfare on April 19, complements nearby sites related to the colonial, revolutionary and early Republic periods, most notably Independence Hall National Historical
Currently, there are four galleries in the museum, which chronicle the road to conflict, the challenging years of the war, the later years, and the creation of an independent nation. There are
various artifacts, artwork, videos, exhibits and interpretive material.
There also is a modest representation of numismatic items. One small case has four examples of colonial currency: a twenty-shilling note from Pennsylvania (1758); thirty-shilling from New Jersey
(1762), three-pence from Pennsylvania (1764), and a one-dollar note from Maryland (1774). Another grouping has six Admiral Vernon medals, and there is an exhibit of three silver and two bronze
colonial medals from England and France. All the medals were provided by the American Numismatic Society.
For more on the museum, see: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/
Early American Coppers convention
The EAC celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a lively bourse, exhibits and a number of talks. For the thirty-second year Mike Packard, an EAC stalwart and Nummis Nova member, provided a souvenir
large cent to each attendee. He punches the year, convention site and first name onto each coin. Here is Mike at work at the convention as well as photos of my coin, an 1825 large cent with “EAC
2017” and “Philly” on the obverse and “Joseph” on the reverse.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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