how the U.S. had to beg, borrow, steal, and print money to fund war for independence

Talk on history of Continental currency at Lincolnville Community Library

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LINCOLNVILLE — Brad Hennemuth will present “Not worth a Continental,” a free talk on the history of the currency that financed the American Revolutionary War, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Library. 

According to Hennemuth, when the British colonies of the new world united and made the fateful decision to declare independence from Britain and prepare for war, they were nearly flat broke. The future United States of America would have to beg, borrow, steal, and print money in order to fund the war for independence.

Hennemuth’s talk will tell the story of how this was done and the people who accomplished it.

Hennemuth lives in Lincolnville and has been a numismatist, or coin collector, for more than 30 years.

The library is at 208 Main Street in Lincolnville Center.

For more information, call 706-3896 or email questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.

Event Date: 

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 7:00pm

Event Location: 

Lincolnville Community Library

Address: 

208 Main Street
Lincolnville Center  Maine
United States