The Planchet Interviews François de Callataÿ

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the latest episode of its popular podcast, The Planchet. The third episode of this season releases features an interview with archaeologist and numismatist François de Callataÿ.

Today’s guest is archaeologist and numismatist François de Callataÿ whose latest book, Numismatic Antiquarianism through Correspondence (16th–18th c.): In the Margins of the Project Fontes Inediti Numismaticae Antiquae (FINA) was published by the American Numismatic Society (and is now available to purchase). In this episode, we talk about what “numismatic antiquarianism” means, the origins of the FINA project and its “Grand Document” of over 5,000 letters to and from European collectors, which is available for online research, and the personalities behind this often competitive international correspondence that marked the birth of modern, serious numismatic collecting and scholarship. Because François was traveling, we recorded the episode in two halves which have been stitched together.

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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