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William Tennent House Association holding Sept. 21st event

On Saturday, September 21st, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, The William Tennent House Association will present “Tis Death To Counterfeit – The Paper Money of Our Colonies and Continental Congress” at the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 1401 Meetinghouse Road, Warminster.

“To Counterfeit is Death” was a seldom enforced threat which is seen on many of the bills issued during our British Colonial and Confederation eras.

Mr. Ray Williams will discuss the economic climate making paper money necessary, the counterfeiting of bills and the anti-counterfeiting measures taken, the famous colonists involved with paper money, and interesting stories involving some of the money being exhibited. Refreshments will be served.

Ray Williams is a life long Numismatist who started specializing in US Colonial era coins, medals and paper money in 1988. 

He is co-author of a book entitled “Grading Guide For Early American Copper Coins” and has written numerous articles and columns for the Colonial Coin Collectors Club Newsletter, Penny Wise – The Newsletter of the Early American Coppers, The Numismatist – Journal of the American Numismatic Association, and other publications, clubs and Numismatic organizations. 

He currently writes a column for the Numismatist entitled “Early American Money.”

He has served as President of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, President of the New Jersey Numismatic Society, the Trenton Numismatic Club and Vice President of the Garden State Numismatic Association, and is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society and the Rittenhouse Society.

Admission is $10 per person ($12 at the door). 

You are encouraged to make reservations either online at https://williamtennenthouse.org/donations/counterfeit/ or by e-mailing friendsofthetennenthouse@yahoo.com, and providing your name, contact information and number of seats reserved. 

Payment can be made at the event either via cash or a check made payable to “William Tennent House Association.” 

All proceeds benefit the restoration of the William Tennent House.