The Planchet Episode 7 – A Brief History of Oxford’s Earliest Coin Collections

The American Numismatic Society has released episode 7 of its new-for-2020 podcast, The Planchet. The title of this episode is A Brief History of Oxford’s Earliest Coin Collections and the hint of of what is discussed in the podcast is somewhat in the title.

The seventh episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Andrew Burnett, retired Deputy Director of the British Museum and its Keeper of Coins and Medals, who also presided over the Royal Numismatic Society from 2013–2018. Burnett discusses the origins of many of the earliest coin collections kept at Oxford (including those of the Bodleian Library and the Ashmolean Museum), the colorful personalities of 16th- and 17th-century collectors (esp. Elias Ashmole), plus a primer on early numismatic catalogues of public collections in Britain and what happens when a coin collection catches fire.

American Numismatic Society The Planchet Podcast

The episode 7 podcast is 49 minutes long and has some outstanding details on some of the collections held at Oxford. It is well worth the time investment.

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. On the site, you can also listen to previous episodes of the podcast or you can get them through your favorite podcasting app on Android and iOS.

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.

Editors Note: Clinton is a member of the American Numismatic Society.

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