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 Gardin Fraser; and a classic Saint-Gaudens design that he’s reworked for a 2016 release.

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


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