Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street | New York, NY 10005
Tel: 212.908.4110 | Fax: 212.742.0573
About the Speaker
Mark Anderson has been a numismatic collector since the age of 11. While he would admit to other acquisitive tendencies, such as some coins and stamps, paper money has always been his principal focus. He began collecting when he received, to him, an unusual bill in change on a bus in 1967. Curiosity about the note begat accumulation of others like it, and with time, specialized collections of Spanish, Swedish and United States paper money.
A veteran of commercial banking in the metropolitan New York market, he finds that the lessons of history, particularly economic, political and social, can be learned and illustrated with the stories that paper money tells. “As the worlds of finance and politics evolve at an accelerated pace, the issues and needs remain constants; only the tools are changing.”
Mark has a BA in Economics received from the University of Rochester in 1977, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting awarded by the same school in 1978. He is the president of the Society of Paper Money Collectors, Inc. a 501(c)3 which supports research and education in areas related to financial history and paper money.
He is a recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s President’s Award and Krause Publications’ Numismatic Ambassador Award, as well as various recognitions for exhibits and lecture activities.