PAN President and CCAC member Tom Uram received a FedEx package and wanted retired U.S. 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti to be the one to open it. It turns out it was the soon to be released Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2016 Bi-metal Coin from The Perth Mint that John designed. Mr. Mercanti had not seen his finished creation until he pealed off the bubble wrap and opened the box. He was awestruck at how well it turned out! John has been doing work for the Australian mint since his retirement. He is delighted at the popularity of his wedge tailed eagle design. The look on Mr. and Mrs. Mercanti’s faces was wonderful. PAN invited John to be a guest at the show to honor his American Silver Eagle design on the 30th anniversary of the popular silver bullion. As with any birthday celebration, it is very nice to open… Continue reading
Dennis Tucker publisher of Whitman Publishing, LLC whose books are widely read in the hobby made a book donation to the John Burns Reference Library at the recent PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention on Friday October 28th after his presentation at the PAN Lecture Series. His latest book titled American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date is beautifully done and illustrated. He shares years of research and unique perspective in a colorful exploration of these amazing pieces of Americana. We are always delighted to receive a book donation from the author to continue to enhance the library.
The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists 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 27th – 29th at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. The fall show theme is “The American Silver Eagle, 30th Anniversary.” Mr. Mercanti will be on the bourse floor Friday, October 28th to sign copies of his very popular book, American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.
John will also be the featured speaker at the PAN Banquet on Friday evening at the LeMont Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline on Mt Washington.