Red Book Celebrities in the Spotlight

To recognize hobby icons and create a record of their contributions, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) conducts the Legacy Series – live interviews with notables in the coin community. The events, held in conjunction with ANA conventions, is intended to honor individuals who have profoundly influenced the hobby and to give listeners some insight into their lives, personalities and achievements.

The eleventh installment of this series will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. during the ANA World’s Fair of Money® at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Room 44) in Rosemont, Ill. The guests of honor will be Kenneth E. Bressett, editor emeritus of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), and Jeff Garrett, who was named senior editor of the essential hobby reference in May 2018.

Conducted by Numismatist Editor-in-Chief Barbara Gregory, the interview will focus on their early years (including numismatic background and interests), their challenges and crowning achievements in the publishing world, how the Red Book has affected their careers and perspectives, what inspires them, and what’s in store for them, both personally and professionally.

Admission to the Legacy Series interview is free and open to all ANA members and guests, but reservations are requested. To reserve a seat, call 1-800-514-2646. Members can register online.

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 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

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