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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 3, January 20, 2008, Article 27

MOFFAT & CO. MINT OPENS (YES, MOFFAT & CO)

[E-Sylum reader Timothy Grat is a partner in a new minting
operation with a very old name: Moffatt & Co.  The following
description of the firm's name is taken from the new firm's
web site.  -Editor]

Our company name is derived from two sources. First off
the President's surname is Moffatt. Secondly the company
draws inspiration from the original Moffat and Co., the
private gold coin mint and assay company established in
California c. 1850. We feel that the original Moffat and
Company is a type of minting mentor. Their coins and ingots
were of such fine quality, and their reputation for honest
dealings was so high that it allowed their coins and ingots
to trade at par (face value) with the US mint coin issues.
So renowned was the good reputation of Moffat and Company
that when it came time for the US government to establish
a branch mint in San Francisco, California, the US government
called upon the surviving Moffat and Company partners to
take on this task.

[The following are excerpts from a Numismaster article
on the new mint. -Editor]

Moffatt & Co., a newly formed custom minting company,
announced Jan. 4 that it has begun operations at its
plant near Eureka Springs, Ark.

Moffatt & Co. was formed in October 2007 with the intent
to provide high-quality custom tokens and medallions
at low prices.

The company has acquired and installed several high-speed
coining presses with an initial capacity of more than one
million pieces per week. It has also acquired an automatic
multi-stroke coining press with a capacity of up to 1.75
inch diameter in proof-like finishes.

A limited product line including silver rounds, club medals
and other small runs are available immediately. Full
production will begin in early February. Initial token
offerings are for .900-, .984- and 1.125-inch sizes in
golden brass alloy. Other sizes and alloys will be added.
The company is now accepting pre-orders for tokens. Delivery
will begin mid-February.

Operating partners Sean Moffatt and Timothy Grat have much
experience in the minting trade. Moffatt was operations
manager of a large private mint for 19 years until the
company was sold. He has been involved in numismatics for
more than 35 years.

Grat was chief coiner for Gallery Mint for 10 years. He
has been involved in numismatics for about 10 years.

To read the complete article, see:
Full Story

To view the Moffatt & Co. web site, see:
www.moffattandco.com

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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