Tag: John Mercanti

The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

The 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal: What It Is and How It Came to Be

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   UPDATE: Within five minutes after 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, both the West Point issue and San Francisco Mint issue of the 2016 American Liberty Silver Medal are listed as “Currently Unavailable” on the U.S. Mint’s online catalog. While not an official sell-out, this status means that all available […]

By August 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner

Medallic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: Beyond Brenner

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   When one thinks of the image of Abraham Lincoln upon a coin, Victor David Brenner’s cent is the first thing that comes to mind. And, for the vast majority of people, it’s the only thing that comes to mind. At the time of its debut the Lincoln cent […]

PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fall show theme is “The American Silver Eagle, 30th Anniversary”. Mr. Mercanti will […]

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

Coin Profile: 2000-W Library of Congress Bicentennial Bimetallic Coins

The First and Only Bimetalic Commemorative Coin Minted by the US The Library of Congress, founded on April 24, 1800, is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. Also the world’s largest library, it houses 119 million items– 18 million books; two million recordings; 12 million photographs; four million maps and 53 million manuscripts. The library’s […]

By August 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
NGC: Free Mercanti & Moy Signed Portraits at Anaheim ANA Show

NGC: Free Mercanti & Moy Signed Portraits at Anaheim ANA Show

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that visitors to the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August will have the opportunity to meet John M. Mercanti, the 12th US Mint Chief Engraver, and Edmund C. Moy, the 38th US Mint Director, at its booth during select times. Mercanti and Moy will also sign a limited […]

2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available July 25

2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available July 25

The United States Mint announced today that it would begin sales of the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin to Authorized Purchasers under an allocation process on July 25, 2016. The coins will be available until inventory has been exhausted. The coin’s obverse was designed and sculpted by former United States Mint Chief Engraver John […]

By July 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin it had issued commemorating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. What I didn’t mention in that blog post was the fact the the Lincoln Memorial coin is part […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 14 2016 Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US […]

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

Legend Auctions: Four Gold Coins to Watch (and Bid on) at Regency XVII

By CoinWeek …..   On May 19, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 17th Regency sale at Harrah’s in the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana. The firm, which hand-selects superior quality US coins, will offer 472 pieces ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to over $1.6 million. Headlining the event is Lot […]

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com …..   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces commemorates someone or something. There’s a president on the obverse of every denomination, including Presidential $1 coins. The reverse of the quarter has been especially busy over the […]

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   In the coin industry, “bullion” is a word with many connotations. To the extent that older circulating coinage contains silver and gold, many collectible coins are bought and sold according to their intrinsic–or “bullion”–value. But when we say “bullion” in today’s marketplace, we usually mean ingots […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the end of the day it is really all, or at least mostly, […]

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof coin. The designs are actually the obverse and reverse from the […]

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle: A Primer

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle: A Primer

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was the curious political alliance of populist “free silver” advocates–who wanted a bimetallic (gold and silver) monetary standard and an inflationary monetary policy in order to relieve the […]

Coin Grading – NGC Inks Exclusive Signature Label Agreement with Former Perth Mint Director Ed Harbuz

Coin Grading – NGC Inks Exclusive Signature Label Agreement with Former Perth Mint Director Ed Harbuz

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Miroslaw Edward “Ed” Harbuz have signed an agreement for Harbuz to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for NGC. Harbuz holds the distinction of being the only person in history to have served as director of mints in two different countries. From 1995 to 2001 Harbuz served as Managing Director of […]

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

American Silver Eagle Year-End Market Wrap-Up: The 1990s

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek IQ….   Hi folks, and welcome to the latest installment of CoinWeek’s American Silver Eagle Price Guide Analysis. In this article, we cover Proof and Bullion Silver Eagles from 1990-1999 certified by NGC and PCGS. Our analysis of Silver Eagles from the 1980s can be found here. You […]

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver  John M. Mercanti to Exclusive  Signature Label Deal

NGC Signs Coin Designer and Ex US Mint Chief Engraver John M. Mercanti to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, has agreed to individually hand sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®). The most famous US coin engraver of the modern era, Mercanti is best known as the designer of the reverse of the extremely popular American Silver Eagle coin. Mercanti was […]

Australia 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 Dollar Proof Silver Coin

Australia 2015 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 Dollar Proof Silver Coin

Description: In 2013, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John Mercanti traveled to Austin, Texas to meet with Perth Mint wholesale manager Neil Vance to discuss the possibility of collaborating on an exclusive new coin design that could be marketed exclusively to collectors in the United States. The subject of the proposed coin was […]

By August 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the U.S. Mint has something special lined up for collectors next year. But if I–and many other people–had our way, 2016 would be a landmark year for the series. And […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John M. Mercanti

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: John M. Mercanti

Named by Mint Director Edmund C. Moy to be the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John M. Mercanti had a long and accomplished career as a coin designer until his retirement in 2010. In his post-retirement period, Mercanti has re-invented himself as a spokesman for Goldline and an exclusive signor of novelty […]

2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

2015 American Eagle 1 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin Available March 26

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin (product code ES7) starting March 26 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The current price of the coin is $39.95. As with all products sold by the United States Mint containing precious metals, pricing is subject to change. […]

By March 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

In Memoriam: Susan Gamble, 1957-2015

  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Artist and coin designer Susan G. Gamble died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was 57 years old. Gamble was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and grew up in Danville. She studied painting and graduated with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University […]

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint  And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo Features: “Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers

June 2014 Long Beach Expo attendees promote U.S. and Chinese coin design…. In addition to the usual “Meet the Expert” opportunities for the public to have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, visitors to the June 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will have a chance to show […]

By May 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Miles Standish Book Dishes on the Morgan Dollar

New Miles Standish Book Dishes on the Morgan Dollar

New Miles Standish Book follows highly successful debut…. Whitman Publishing announces the release of Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin, by Michael “Miles” Standish. The 160-page hardcover book will be available May 27, 2014, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. Miles Standish is vice president and senior grader […]

The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

The Coin Analyst: World Coin News- Wedge Tailed Eagles Multiply and Latvian Euro Sets

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Multiple Versions of Wedge-Tailed Eagle Probably the most widely discussed modern world coin at the moment is the Perth Mint’s 2014 wedge-tailed silver and gold eagles that I covered recently and which my colleagues, Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, also discussed in a chat with the coin’s designer , […]

By January 31, 2014 8 Comments Read More →
A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

A Quick Chat with John Mercanti on the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com….   Here on CoinWeek, Louis Golino reported on the recent release of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle high relief one-ounce silver and gold proof coins by the Perth Mint.  The bullion coins are being offered for sale in the United States by The New York Mint on their […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Issues Wedge-Tailed Silver Eagle Coin Design by John Mercanti

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   The iconic American Silver Eagle, the most widely collected and traded silver coin in the world, now has an Australian cousin that was created by the same person who designed the American eagle, retired U.S. Mint coin sculptor-engraver, John Mercanti. On January 7 the Perth Mint in Western […]

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May 16, as America the Beautiful Series Strives to Reach Series Maturity

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for White Mountain National Park will be released on May 16. The next two coins in the series will follow on June 6 and 27. The last two for this […]

 
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