Kenneth Bressett, Editor Emeritus of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular Red Book), will meet and greet collectors and sign books at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Colorado Springs, March 10–12, 2022. The annual convention will be held at the historic Broadmoor Hotel.
Bressett will be the featured guest at the booth of official show supplier CollecTons, Thursday morning, Friday afternoon, and Saturday. Exact times will be announced at the show.
In addition to editing the Red Book and Blue Book for more than 60 years, Bressett is the writer of many articles and author or editor of more than two dozen numismatic books on diverse topics such as ancient coins, paper money, grading standards, and English and American coins.
Among his recent works is A Penny Saved: R.S. Yeoman and His Remarkable Red Book, which is a history of Whitman Publishing, a biography of the Red Book’s creator, R.S. Yeoman, and an autobiography of Bressett himself. In A Penny Saved, Bressett has compiled never-before-released documents from the Whitman archives. He also shares a treasure trove of family photos, corporate memorabilia, and personal recollections about the Red Book and the coin dealers, collectors, researchers, and others who have made it the biggest-selling book in numismatics.
Bressett’s latest volume, Bible Lore and the Eternal Flame, will debut at the ANA National Money Show. In this book, he creates an archaeological roadmap of the Old and New Testaments, from the earliest cuneiform writing to pottery, oil lamps, glass, and money. The Roman denarius, the Tyrian shekel, the first coin to feature an image of Jesus, and hundreds of other coins provide a glimpse into daily life and trade in the ancient world, starting with Israel and continuing through Jesus’s lifetime to the early years of the Christian church.
National Money Show hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for ANA members, children under 12, and active and retired military personnel (plus up to three additional guests.) For the general public on Thursday and Friday, admission is $10. Admission is free for everyone on Saturday.
The National Money Show will give collectors access to hundreds of dealers offering extensive numismatic inventory at all price levels; an auction; exhibits of rare and historical treasures; and educational programming for both beginning and seasoned hobbyists.
The show is hosted by the nonprofit, Colorado Springs-based American Numismatic Association, which is dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the collecting public discover and explore the world of money through an array of instructional and outreach programs.
Additional information about the American Numismatic Association is available by visiting money.org or calling (719) 632-2646. National Money Show information is available at money.org/NationalMoneyShow, by calling (800) 482-9828, or by emailing .
About Whitman Publishing
Whitman Publishing is the world’s leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company’s high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage and currency, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders keep collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family.
Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members can borrow the Red Book and other Whitman books for free from the Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library, and also receive 10% off all Whitman purchases. Details are at the website of the ANA.