The Two Bits Podcast – An Interview with Ken Bressett

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has released Episode 8 of its new-for-last-year podcast, Two Bits. In this episode, Doug Mudd and Mitch Sanders have an interview with famed Numismatists Ken Bressett. If you have been a collector for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard the name Ken Bressett. He is a the editor of the famous “Red Book” and has dozens of other publications to his name. He is one of the stalwarts of the hobby and one of the most respected.

Join Doug and Mitch for our latest episode of Two Bits and our first celebrity interview.  We have a conversation with Ken Bressett about his long career in the hobby, including his role as editor of the Red Book, his many publications and his unexpected adventures, including numismatic scuba diving!?   Find out how a flavored beverage launched the collecting pursuits of one of the best known numismatists of our time!  

Two Bits Podcast Episode 8

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.

Episode 8 is the latest for 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. You can also visit the link above to go to the podcast’s site and listen to episodes there too.

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