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CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti


CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former United States 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 Gardin Fraser; and a classic Saint-Gaudens design that he’s reworked for a 2016 release.

This entertaining sit down conversation with John Mercanti is unvarnished, sometimes humorous, and packed with interesting information about the career of one the U.S. Mint’s most revered engravers.

This video program was filmed in 4K resolution for maximum video quality. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button or check out our YouTube channel to view video at maximum resolution.

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