The American Numismatic Association Teams Up with Numismatic Legend Ken Bressett for Monthly Reading Room Column

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) proudly announces a collaboration with renowned numismatic figure, Ken Bressett, for a new monthly column in its online magazine, the Reading Room. Entitled “Money Musings,” this new addition offers exclusive insights drawn from Bressett’s remarkable eight-decade career in numismatics. With a blend of captivating stories, practical advice, and historical anecdotes, Bressett aims to engage both seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.

“Money Musings” debuted on March 11, featuring three captivating articles: “Books, Books, Books”; “The Alchemist”; and “Tales of ‘Heads or Tails,'” with fresh content promised each month. Bressett’s column will also touch upon relevant themes tied to special events and holidays, ensuring ongoing relevance and interest. 

A celebrated figure in the numismatic community, Ken Bressett is best known for his pivotal role as the editor of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”). Over the years, his collaboration with Red Book author R.S. Yeoman resulted in the production of over 300 hobby-related publications. Bressett’s contributions to numismatics have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service (now the Chester L. Krause Memorial Distinguished Service Award) from the ANA. “I am thrilled to be part of the ANA’s Reading Room initiative,” says Bressett. “It’s a fantastic platform to share knowledge and foster interest in numismatics, especially among younger enthusiasts.”  Caleb Noel, ANA editor-in-chief, expresses excitement about Bressett’s involvement, saying, “Ken’s wealth of experience and engaging writing style make him the perfect addition to the Reading Room. We are excited to see the impact of his contributions on our readership.”  To access Bressett’s column and explore the full range of content available in the Reading Room, visit

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, to include its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

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