German Notgeld: The World's First Art-Backed Currency
MONEY TALKS PRESENTATION: While multimillion-dollar sales of art-backed NFTs have been grabbing headlines, the concept of art-backed currency is hardly new. A hundred years ago, issuers of German Notgeld had speculators running wild for their tokenized art, too! We’ll examine the similarities between the two movements.
Presenter: Jesse Goplen
When: August 12, 2021 | 10-11:00 AM CT
Virtus & Victoria: Coins Relating to the Severan War Against the Tribes of Caledonia
MONEY TALKS PRESENTATION: This talk discusses coins relating to the war conducted from A.D. 208–11 by the Roman emperor Septimius Severus against the tribal inhabitants of Caledonia. We will examine coins which illustrate the concepts of Virtus and Victoria within the context of this war, and which were issued contemporaneously with it.
Presenter: Michael A. Kodysz
When: August 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CT
The Romanticizing of the American Indian As Shown in Designs Chosen for U. S. Coinage & Currency
MONEY TALKS PRESENTATION: This presentation will examine a historic panorama of White American attitudes toward American Indians covering several centuries, concluding with a Romanticized admiration for the “then-vanished Americans” that was expressed through U.S. coinage and currency design.
Presenter: Bob Bair, Jr.
When: August 12, 2021 | 3-4:00 PM CT
Solving the Mysteries of the Gaku Ichibu
MONEY TALKS PRESENTATION: The Gaku Ichibu is a rectangular coin from Japan minted in 1599. The first of a 250-year series of rectangular gold ichibu, this presentation will chronicle Spurrier’s research into the piece with many new insights. Plenty of background information will be provided and prior knowledge of the series is needed.
Presenter: Lianna Spurrier
When: August 12, 2021 | 4-5:00 PM CT