A joint meeting of the Boston Numismatic Society and the Currency Club of New England was held April 13. This combined meeting is held annually, but this year held special significance as 2010 is the 150th anniversary of the BNS. A total of 42 members from the clubs were in attendance.
The meeting began with BNS President Jan Dyroff reading meeting minutes from 1860. The club then showcased a medal marking its anniversary. The commemorative medal will be available at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 10-14 in Boston.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a “show and tell” session. Roger Durand showed a New Hampshire Sentinel newspaper from 1806 that listed counterfeit notes and what to look for, mostly in the New England area.
Harvey Fenton showed a 1703 silver thaler of Austria that has Leopold I on the obverse and the crowned imperial eagle on the reverse.
Gregory Miles brought in a $5 Brown Back Charter #2504 National Bank Note from Brockton, Mass.
Cheese and crackers, wine and an anniversary cake were then served.
The guest speaker was John Ferreri, who talked about the War of 1812 naval battles as seen on obsolete bank notes.
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