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Large Copper Coins Used in Sweden During The 17th And 18th Century.

The Peters Creek Historical Society will welcome guest speaker Tom Corry on Monday, September 28 at 7:30 pm, at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia, Road, Venetia.

Mr. Corry will talk about ‘Plate money’, a term used to define the extremely large copper coins used in Sweden during the 17th and 18th century. Known as Swedish copper, the plates were first issued ca. 1643, measured 13"X27" in size and weighed 43 pounds. By 1715 the plates settled in at 1.7 pounds and by 1759, the last year they were produced in quantity.

Plate money is the largest coinage type and hard for one to imagine its use in commerce. There are 11,000 pieces of plate money known to exist across all years and dimensions. Approximately 3,000 of these were recovered from a trading ship named the Nicobar, discovered and salvaged off the coast of South Africa in 1980. Learn more about this fascinating subject, the value of these plate coins and
where they are housed.

Please note, September ends the scheduled tours of the Enoch Wright House, Museum of Westward Expansion. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Docents will be on hand Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-3pm. Please check the website beforehand for any changes:




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