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November 18, 2018

Making Money

The November PATINA meeting features Eric Goldstein from Colonial Williamsburg. If you didn't win the big lottery, you need to come to our Nov 18 meeting. On the other hand, if you did win, please come and share with your friends!

After some money exchanges hands while tailgating in the parking lot, and consignors bring in some cash at the mini-auction, we are going to have a fantastic program on Making Money!

Erik is the Senior Curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Erik has authored numerous books on topics of interest to our members. He previously gave us a fascinating talk on colonial weaponry. He is also leading the expansion of the Mechanical Arts Gallery at CW, where a special exhibit of a major Chelor plane collection will be displayed. Here is a brief on the topic he has prepared for PATINA: Making Money the Pre-Industrial Way explores the various tools and methods used to produce coins and paper money during the American colonial period. Previous to the Industrial Revolution, a wide array of ingenious methods was used to make coins, by legitimate mints and illicit counterfeiting operations alike. Discussed will be the hammering, machine striking and casting of coin, along with the letter-type and copperplate printing of paper money.

Please plan to attend and stay for the program. Bring a friend or two!

The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA

Tool Trading: about 8:30 -11:15 AM, Mini-Auction 11:15-12:00. Program 12:00-1:30 pm




Meeting Information

The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.

Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 250.

Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.


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