Two legends of the Modern U.S. Mint will be at the Baltimore Expo Coin Show

Coin collectors are in for a rare treat at the 2013 Whitman Baltimore Expo, November 7-10, 2013. Two legends of the modern U.S. Mint—retired director Edmund Moy and retired chief engraver John Mercanti—will be at the show Friday and Saturday. Morning and afternoon presentations and book signings give Expo visitors the chance to meet and talk to these two hobby giants.

baltimore_moy“Collecting and Investing in American Gold and Platinum Eagles,” with Edmund Moy
Friday, November 8, 2013
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ed Moy, who served as director of the U.S. Mint during a dramatic period in American bullion coinage (2006–2011), shares his unique insight into the Crash of 2008 and how the Mint responded to the skyrocketing demand for gold. Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Treasury Department and into the back rooms and onto the factory floors of the U.S. Mint! Mr. Moy discusses the nuances of investing in precious metals, and explores fascinating sidebar topics like the $1 trillion platinum coin and the 2009 Ultra High Relief double eagle. Followed by question and answer, and autographs.

baltimore_mercanti“American Silver Eagles and the United States Mint,” with John Mercanti
Friday, November 8, 2013
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

John Mercanti—the designer of the American Silver Eagle’s reverse—shares his first-person perspective on these beautiful and collectible pieces of Americana. Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint (ending as the Mint’s 12th chief engraver), Mercanti shares memories of famous Mint personalities; discusses the transition from traditional methods to digital and laser technology; explores the creative design process; and comments on the U.S. bullion coin program, modern commemoratives, and great coinage designs of the past. Followed by question and answer, and autographs.

Book Signing With Edmund Moy and John Mercanti
Friday, November 8, 2013
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where can you meet a director of the U.S. Mint and a chief engraver? At the Whitman Publishing booth, of course! Have your picture taken with Ed Moy and John Mercanti, and get your copy of the best-selling American Silver Eagles autographed by these living legends of the U.S. Mint.

“Silver, Gold, and Platinum: Behind the Scenes at the U.S. Mint,” with Edmund Moy and John Mercanti
Saturday, November 9, 2013
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Ed Moy (retired director of the U.S. Mint) and John Mercanti (retired U.S. Mint chief engraver) in a free-wheeling exploration of the American Eagle bullion program, modern coinage, collecting and investing, and other hobby topics. This is a round-table discussion, moderated by Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, featuring behind-the-scenes stories, advice for collectors, and personal memories from two of the U.S. Mint’s most famous living legends. Bring your copy of American Silver Eagles to be autographed after the round-table.

Book Signing With Edmund Moy and John Mercanti
Saturday, November 9, 2013
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Have your picture taken with two superstars of the modern U.S. Mint: retired director Ed Moy and retired chief engraver John Mercanti. Come to the Whitman Publishing booth and get your copy of the best-selling American Silver Eagles autographed while you’re here!

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