John M Mercanti Signature Label Coins

John M Mercanti Signature Label Coins
John M. Mercanti signature label coins have proven to be in high demand. John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, is the most famous U.S. coin engraver of the modern era. Mercanti was incredibly prolific during his 36 year tenure at the US Mint, which lasted from 1974 until his retirement in 2010. He designed well over 100 coins and medals-more than any other employee in the history of the US Mint. Many of these coins and medals are among today’s most recognized and widely collected US modern coins. Besides the American Silver Eagle, Mercanti designed the obverse of the American Platinum Eagle, which has been used for all four denominations since the program’s inception in 1997. He also designed eight commemorative coins including the 1984 Olympic Gold $10, the 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver $1, the 1989 Congress Bicentennial Gold $5, the obverse of the 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Silver $1, the obverse of the 1991 Mount Rushmore Gold $5, the obverse of the 1991 Korean War Memorial Silver $1, the obverse of the 2005 John Marshall Silver $1 and the 2007 Jamestown Silver $1. Mercanti adapted the designs for five states in the groundbreaking 50 State Quarters Program: Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. His work with US Mint Medals included several Congressional Gold Medals, President George H.W. Bush’s 1989 Inaugural Medal, the reverse of the 1991 Persian Gulf War Medal and the 1992 White House Bicentennial Medal. In recognition of his decades of outstanding work, Mercanti was appointed the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint by Mint Director Edmund C. Moy in 2006. The position had previously been vacant for 15 years after Elizabeth Jones retired. About International Precious Metals Since 1995, International Precious Metals has grown to become one of the largest and most recognized nationwide dealers of U.S. Mint coins, and a leader in rare historic U.S. Gold and Silver. Visit www.preciousmetals.com for more information. IPMCoins Call 1.800.781.2090 for the latest information