NGC applauds John Mercanti for winning Rittenhouse Award

Posted on 8/16/2017

Former chief engraver of mint has been pillar of NGC Signature Label program

NGC congratulates John M. Mercanti, 12th chief engraver of the US Mint, for receiving the 2017 David Rittenhouse Award. The prestigious award is named after the first director of the US Mint, and was recently presented by Historic RittenhouseTown, a national historic landmark district in Philadelphia.

Mercanti, who served as the mint's chief engraver from 2006 to 2010, has designed more than 100 US coins and medals, including the reverse of the popular American Silver Eagle and the American Platinum Eagle obverse, as well as eight commemorative coins.

Mercanti has been an anchor of NGC’s Signature Labels program ever since signing an exclusive agreement with NGC in 2015. To view some of his signature labels, click here.

A video to celebrate the honor for Mercanti was recently created by Modern Coin Mart. To see the video, which features interviews with Mercanti and others about the significance of the award, click here.

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