The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has launched an all new podcast for collectors. Two Bits, hosted by Doug Mudd and Mitch Sanders, is aimed to cover a wide range of topics in the Numismatic world and is available to both ANA and non-ANA members alike.
Host Doug Mudd has collected since the age of 10 and is currently interested in ancients, modern paper money, WWI and pre-19th century medals and coins. He was Collection Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection from 1991 to 2004 and has been the curator of the ANA’s Money Museum since 2004. Author of numerous numismatic lectures, exhibits and publications, he writes a regular column for The Numismatist and has been an ANA Summer Seminar instructor since 2002. He is also the author of the NLG award winning book All the Money in the World printed in 2006 by Harper Collins as part of Smithsonian books.
Host Mitch Sanders is the author of the column “Getting Started” in the ANA’s Numismatist magazine. A lifelong collector, his numismatic interests range from popular collectibles like Mercury dimes and Franklin halves to more esoteric items including Canadian Chartered banknotes and Swedish plate money. From 2003 to 2010, he served as a representative of the general public on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, and was committee chair from 2005 to 2009.
The first episode of Two Bits was released on June 2nd and it covers collecting as many collectors have been and continue to be in various levels of Shelter in Place globally.
In the inaugural episode of Two Bits, hosts Doug Mudd and Mitch Sanders discuss collecting during the isolation of the COVID 19 crisis. They explore the virtues of virtual meetings, online museum exhibits, and numisma-tourism, along with other online resources and research tools. Find out how to get your numismatic fix, despite staying at home!American Numismatic Association
You can listen to the podcast directly on the ANA’s site following this link. In researching for this article, I did find the podcast available on Pocketcast but was unable to find it in Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. It could be that the ANA has not published it to those sources yet.