New Mexico's Money, Coins of the Colonists: 1536 – 1812

Second Saturday at Casa San Ysidro


Feb 12, 2022
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048


Spanish currency first came to the North American colonies through lucrative trade with the West Indies. The Spanish silver dollar had been the world's outstanding coin since the early 16th century, and was spread though the vast silver output of the Spanish colonies in Latin America. Spanish coinage was a legal contender with the US dollar up until the coinage act of 1857.

Join us at Casa San Ysidro as numismatic scholar, Rod Frechette, unfolds the history of Mexican coinage, contemporary US and European coinage, and Colonial (US) paper money. Frechette is a scholar from the Florence School of Numismatics and a graduate of the ANA Summer seminar. He is a winner of the National Coin Week Award and dozens of 1st place ribbons and special awards for competitive coin exhibits. Rod now presents coin and stamp displays to schools for the Albuquerque Coin Club’s Magical History Tour.




Aaron Gardner