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  • Edmund C. Moy’s Signature Coin

    Edmund C. Moy is the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint and one of the leading rare coin experts alive today. He is a published author and frequent media correspondent on economic policy, with a focus on currency and precious metals. Moy’s book, American Gold and Platinum Eagles, is one of the pre-eminent references for coin collectors today.

    Over the past few years, Moy has been working closely with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a third-party rare coin certification, where he has an exclusive agreement to individually autograph labels of exceptional coins on behalf of the organization.

    Moy’s Interest in Coin Collecting & the U.S. Mint

    Coin collecting has been a long-time hobby of Moy, where his interest was first sparked when he worked the cash register of his parent’s Chinese-American restaurant in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His childhood dream was fulfilled when he was appointed the Director of the U.S. Mint, where he led one of the world’s largest manufactures of coins and medals.

    During his tenure as the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint, Moy made huge strides in the performance of the Mint where he grew revenue by over 200% and greatly expanded the bullion coin division of the U.S. Mint. Under his instruction, the U.S. Mint’s bullion coin production grew from a total revenue of $536 million to $2.8 billion over five years – an increase of over 422%.

    In addition, Moy also experimented with new coins after the successful release of 20th Anniversary Silver and Gold eagles –such as the Presidential Dollar and America is Beautiful quarters, which resulted in a huge surge of interest in rare coin collecting.

    Achievements Outside of the U.S. Mint

    Edmund Moy’s private sector achievements are also considerable and spread across many different industries. His initial focus was in healthcare, which is where he spent the first two decades of his career. Gradually, he began to build out his expertise in strategy and management consulting after a series of exceptional management.

    Moy’s talent was tapped by the U.S. government multiple times, where he helped streamline the state of Wisconsin’s Medicare process, saving $1 billion a year. He also served as a Special Assistant to the President, where he helped fill in key cabinet positions and found the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Today, he continues to grow companies and organizations through his role in many advisory boards.

  • John M. Mercanti Signature Coins

    John M. Mercanti is the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, and is a living legend among the coin collecting world. He is one of the most respected and prolific coin engravers of the modern era. During his 36 year tenure at the U.S. Mint, he was known to be an extremely active coin designer, where he has been attributed to the design of over 100 coins and medals.

    His designs continue to be some of the most recognizable today and can be seen on coins such as the American Silver Eagle and the American Platinum Eagle. Over the past few years, Mercanti has been working closely with Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a third-party rare coin certification, where he has agreed to individually sign labels of exceptional coins as a guaranty of their excellence on behalf of the organization.

    Mercanti’s Prolific Work in Coins and Medals

    Mercanti’s touch can be seen in many coins released over the past 40 years, including coins that rank among some of the most recognized and widely collected today. In the groundbreaking 50 States Quarters Program, he managed the designs for Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He has also personally designed eight commemorative coins, including the 1984 Gold Olympic $10, 1991 Mount Rushmore Gold $5, and the 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver $1.

    His work has also been seen in medals, such as the Congressional Gold Medals, 1992 White House Bicentennial Medal, and President George H.W. Bush’s 1989 Inaugural Medal. To recognize his outstanding decades of work, Mercanti was awarded the position of Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, a position that had previously been vacant for over 15 years.

    Publications and Other Accomplishments

    Mercanti’s involvement with numismatics has continued long after he left the U.S. Mint, where he has published critically acclaimed reference book, American Silver Eagles, A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.

    Mercanti has also been actively involved in the design of coins long after his departure, where he helped the Australian government create the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle for the Perth Mint. Today, Mercanti works closely with NGC to ensure that all coins he signs are some of the best available today.

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