The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists will hold a benefit auction of two plaster bas-relief sculpts by John Mercanti. Here's the announcement.
John Mercanti Plaster Sculpts to be auctioned at PAN
Welcome to Pittsburgh Dinner
Retired U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver, John Mercanti, has created two plaster bas-relief sculpts
that will be the highlight of a Benefit Auction to occur on the evening of Tuesday August 8th at
Welcome to Pittsburgh dinner to be held during the American Numismatic Association
World's Fair of Money Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The first sculpt is a beautiful likeness of 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
It is hand signed by Mr. Mercanti. His work is world-renowned and this piece of Honest Abe is a
stunning example of his accomplished talent.
The second item is a bas-relief sculpt of St. George and the Dragon hand signed by Mr.
Mercanti. This design was used on 2022 Modern Masters Series, Ascension Island £10 St
George & the Dragon silver coin.
The very popular PAN dinner will be held at the popular LeMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington
boasts a dynamic view of the City of Pittsburgh skyline. It is open to the public with reservations
required. Cost and details can be found on the PAN website
www.PANcoins.org or by calling
PAN President Tom Uram at 412-418-0783.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit PAN's Living American History Program. Our PAN
reenactors, Dennis Boggs as Abe Lincoln, Curt Radabaugh as George Washington, Patrick
McBride as Ben Franklin will be present at the dinner with remarks and available for photos,
Abe, George and Ben will also be at the David Lawrence Convention Center as part of the ANA's
WFOM convention week. They will have their backdrops and props set up at the front right side
of the convention hall. The ANA has financially sponsored most of the cost of their combined
appearance. Living History donations are always welcome.
If you've never been to a PAN dinner at LeMont, it's a real treat. The view is spectacular, the food is great, and the club organizes memorable events. Highly recommended.
For more information, or to register or donate, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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