ANS’ The Planchet Launches Season 4 With An Interview of Mint Director Ventris Gibson

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the first episode of the fourth season of its podcast, The Planchet. This newest episode is special as it is a brief interview with United States Mint Director, Ventris Gibson.

We start Season 4 of The Planchet podcast with a very special guest: Ventris Gibson, the 40th Director of the US Mint. Gibson is the first African-American to serve as Director, and is the 7th woman to serve in this position. Director Gibson is a U.S. Navy veteran who joined the Mint from the District of Columbia government, where she served as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, she served as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Director Gibson’s career with the Federal Government includes leadership roles in the Federal Aviation Administration, where she was Assistant Administrator for Human Resources, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Management and its first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resolution Management. In this episode, we discuss the responsibilities of the US Mint Director, learn about the American Women Quarters program, and get a sneak peek at what’s ahead for the United States’ 250th birthday.

The American Numismatic Society launched The Planchet in 2020 and it is available to the public. It does not require a membership to the ANS to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here

To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. It is available on a wide range of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Spotify. 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. Once you add the podcast to your podcast app, you can easily go back and listen to all the previous years and episodes of The Planchet. Those episodes cover a wide range of topics and have in-depth interviews with key figures within the Numismatic community.

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

Editors Note: Clinton, the Editor, and Owner of USCoinNews, is a member of the American Numismatic Society.

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