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General Francis Spinner


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John & Nancy Wilson give a presentation on "General Francis Spinner" - An American politician from New York that also served as Treasurer of the United States from 1861 to 1875, and was the first administrator in the federal government to employ women for clerical jobs. 

He is known as the Father of Fractional Currency and Watchdog of the U.S. Treasury during and after the Civil War. Spinner was also known for signing the different series of paper money in a singular handwriting, which he cultivated in order to prevent counterfeiting.

John is current ANA president and Nancy served on the ANA board for 8 years. Both are collectors, exhibitors, judges researchers, authors and coin club workers. Speaker(s): John & Nancy Wilson.

[Item description courtesy of Chriss Hoffman.]

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