The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has released not one but two episodes of their new podcast, Two Bits. The episodes make up a two-part review of some of the gems that can be found in the ANA’s Money Museum.
Join Doug and Mitch as they rank the five most impressive items on display at the Money Museum, with extensive commentary about the pieces and their stories. There’s even a surprise twist at the end. Find out about the very best that the ANA’s world-class museum has to offer!Two Bits Site
In the episodes, they cover some of the following items from the museum.
- 1804 dollar: https://www.money.org/money-museum/virtual-exhibits/1804dollar
- Clark-Gruber gold: https://www.money.org/money-museum/virtual-exhibits/coloradogold
- 1868 $5 (pattern): http://hbrf.org/coin-collection/coin/hbcc-6072/
- 1870-S $3 gold: http://hbrf.org/coin-collection/coin/hbcc-4024/
- 1896 “Educational” $1 Silver Certificate: http://www.ana-museum.org/1988_17_390_f.html
- 1913 Liberty Nickel: https://www.money.org/money-museum/virtual-exhibits/1913nickel
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Money Museum is currently closed to the public for in-person visits. However, you can view virtually all of the museum online. It isn’t quite the same but certainly better than nothing at all! This Two Bits podcast and the links above will give you some great insight into these treasures.
The podcast was launched earlier this year by the American Numismatic Association and is available on all of the popular podcast apps and services. This includes Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, and PocketCasts to name but a few. Just search for Two Bits in your favorite app.
The ANA Money Museum was named in the honor of Mr. Rochette, a lifelong collector who devoted nearly all his adult life to ANA service.