A Conversation With John Mercanti

The man who has produced more coin and medal designs than anyone in the history of the U.S. Mint will make a presentation at 1pm today in the Charles Street VIP Suite.

Former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, John Mercanti,  will share a behind-the-scenes look at the Mint, as he describes how the American Silver Eagle moved our nation’s coinage from traditional engraving into the new digital age.

Mr. Mercanti first joined the Mint in 1974, became its twelfth Chief Engraver in 2006 and retired from the position in 2010.

Other Expo highlights today include “Collecting State Copper Coinage of 1785-1788,” with Ray Williams in Room 301, and a Special Exhibit of War of 1812 Medals in Hall C.



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