Bits & Pieces... by David Sundman

Money: History in Your Hands

Golden Globe and Tony Awards-winning actor James Earl Jones, from the educational video program, Money: History in Your Hands

Golden Globe and Tony Awards-winning actor James Earl Jones, from the educational video program, "Money: History in Your Hands" – ©Professional Numismatists Guild and American Numismatic Association, 1995

As a long-time member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the American Numismatic Association (ANA), I'm pleased to recommend watching the video "Money: History in Your Hands" co-created by the PNG and the ANA. Narrated by America's great story teller, James Earl Jones, the video retraces the history of money from ancient to modern times and how it relates to culture, art, history, politics and religion. With his impressive and unmistakable vocal style, the famous actor delivers a large amount of valuable numismatic information in an easy-to-understand manner and format. Thanks to PNG, the 29-minute video is available for free online viewing in two parts of about equal length. You can find the numismatic video here: "Money: History in Your Hands – Part I" and "Money: History in Your Hands – Part II".

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a non-profit organization of the world's leading professional numismatists – dedicated to making the coin and paper money hobby safe for collectors by maintaining strict standards of excellence, integrity and ethics. The American Numismatic Association is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to the study and collecting of coins, paper money and related items. With headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, the ANA helps people discover and explore the fascinating world of money through educational services including a museum, library, publications, seminars and conventions.