VIRTUAL MEETING: Central Ohio Numismatic Association Meeting

Starts: Wednesday, June 17th 2020 at 7:00 pm
Ends: Wednesday, June 17th 2020 at 9:00 pm

May Virtual Meeting: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint

When and Where: at your leisure on your own computer (please disregard date and time above)
Topic: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint
Presenter: Newman Numismatic Portal

In 1793, just as the U.S. Mint was getting started, Yellow Fever attacked Philadelphia, killing 5,000 people or 10 percent of the population. Dr. Benjamin Rush, who would go on to be the Mint’s treasurer, had the cure – massive amounts of mercury and draining 4/5ths of the blood from the victims. The Newman Numismatic Portal has created an informative video about the Mint and the epidemic. Watch the video: Yellow Fever and the U.S. Mint

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