Mark Tomasko is going to talk on "Designing, Engraving, and Printing Bank Notes" on 3rd February as the third part of the “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations” interactive lecture series by American Numismatic Society. The lecture will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the ANS headquarters, 75 Varick St. New York City. Members will have to pay $30 and non-members will have to pay $50 to attend the lecture.
Experts believe that America was a leader in banknote engraving in the 1860s. Many countries in the late 19th century and early 20th century adopted the U.S. system and style of note engraving through the American Bank Note Co.
Collector, author, and researcher of banknote engraving, Tomasko, is also the author of 2002’s The Feel of Steel: The Art and History of Bank-Note Engraving in the United States. His presentation will also include samples of vignette artwork; banknote and securities models; vignette books; colour books; engravers’ tools; steel dies, transfer rolls and printing plates; and progressive proofs of vignettes, lithographic tints, and banknotes.