CONA January 2021 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., January 20, 2021
Oakstone Academy: 900 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic:  When Man Created Coins
Speaker:  Michael Shutterly video

January Presentation

Michael Shutterly, four-time Jeopardy champ, discussed the origin of coinage in a Money Talks presentation at last year’s National Money Show in Atlanta, one of the last major coin shows held before the pandemic hit.

Most of us are aware that the first coins were struck about 2,700 years ago in Asia Minor. Shutterly gives a detailed look at these first bean-shaped attempts at coinage. One tiny electrum coin (above), he said, was worth two months of food for a family.

Meeting Details

The virus rages across the nation and Ohio, but the vaccine is becoming available, with shots planned for over 80s next week and people in their 70s in February. In the meantime, we’re trying to keep things as safe as possible. The building has a constant supply of fresh air, with outside vents.
Location: Oakstone gym, a newer pre-engineereed metal building west of the main building’s entrance.
Directions: Drive down the entrance road until you get to the front of the main building, and turn right.
Seating: This is a gym with bleacher seating, so bring you own cushion or lawn chair.
Snacks: BYO. No drinks or snacks provided
Masks: Required in Ohio

By: Gerry Tebben

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