The Planchet Discusses Numismatic Writing With Eric Brothers

The American Numismatic Society has released the second episode of season four of its podcast, The Planchet. In this episode, the society talks to journalist and historical Eric Brothers and his numismatic writings.

Today’s guest is journalist and historian Eric Brothers who is breathing new life into numismatic writing. His recent articles have appeared in Financial History and since 2006 he has written regularly for the Numismatist. The ANS published his debut article in ANS Magazine in 2022, “The Sham of American Bimetallism”, and he is currently working on more eye-opening features for us in 2023. We talk about the rigors of numismatic research, examples of “macronumismatic” writing, and Eric’s writing process. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the craft of numismatic publication.

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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