The American Numismatic Society has hired Dr. Jesse Kraft as Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas. Dr. Kraft finished his PhD in American Studies at the University of Delaware earlier this year where he wrote a dissertation entitled “The Circulation of Foreign Coinage: An American Response, ca. 1750–1857,” and where he obtained a certificate in Museum Studies.
In his earlier studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, he wrote an MA thesis on the circulation of Spanish-American silver in Scotland, and a BA thesis on the transition from the large to small US cent in 1840–1857. While completing his graduate studies, Dr. Kraft worked at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, Delaware as a Curatorial Assistant and Storage Project Manager. In addition, he completed internships at the Delaware Historical Society and at the ANS, where in 2017 he was also a student in the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Kraft accepted our offer after a rather long and competitive search process,“ said Executive Director Ute Wartenberg, “he comes to us with an intimate knowledge already of the Society and a good knowledge of museum work. We very much look forward to having him join our curatorial team.”
For further information take a look at the website of the American Numismatic Society.