The Planchet Podcast Episode 6 Now Available

The American Numismatic Society has published episode 6 of their podcast, The Planchet, titled Old Regime France and its Jetons

The sixth episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Jim McClellan, Professor Emeritus of Stevens Institute of Technology, where from 1977 he taught the history of science. McClellan is also a serious student of tokens, namely the jetons of Old Regime (pre-1789) France, and what these tell us about pre-Revolution French history that cannot be gleaned easily from written accounts.

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The podcast is about 43 minutes in length and if you are interested in further study of Jetons discussed in episode 6, you can pick up Dr. McClellan’s book on the subject. Purchase a copy of Old Regime France and its Jetons here (for US readers) and here (for readers outside the US).

Currently, the ANS produces an up-to one-hour long podcast each month. There will also be occasional special episodes focused on ANS news and information.

To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site.

If you are looking for other coin collecting related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at

If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here.

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