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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 8, February 24, 2008, Article 27

GALLERY MINT MUSEUM DIES AND MOFFATT & CO. STRIKINGS

Edwin Johnston writes: "You posted a query this week in
your reference to the Moffatt & Co. press release on whether
limited edition Gallery Mint Museum products could be
jeopardized due to restrikes by Moffatt & Company. It
would be my opinion that they would not restrike limited
edition GMM products, since Tim Grat, now with M&C, has
previously stated (when with Striker Token & Medal, M&C's
previous incarnation), that he would honor the limitation
(linked below).

"What is noteworthy in the press release is the aspect
of using 'design elements' to create custom coins and
medals. (see quote from press release linked below) I
have a couple of pewter show tokens struck by Greg Franck-
Weiby for the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association's
2007 coin shows. (see link below) These were made from
patrix hubs of elements from Ron Landis' half dime designs."

"This agreement will also allow Moffatt & Co. to utilize
design elements of these classic US coin replicas so that
professional numismatists, and numismatic clubs and
organizations can also create custom coins and medals with
these original Gallery Mint classic US coin designs."
Full Story

“If it was a limited edition coin made by Gallery Mint,
we will honor that limitation and not produce any more
of those specific reproductions.” - Timothy Grat, Dec. '06
Full Story

Elements of Ron Landis dies on newly minted items by
Greg Franck-Weiby Full Story

 MOFFATT & CO. REACHES AGREEMENT TO PRODUCE GALLERY MINT PRODUCTS
 esylum_v11n07a32.html

[I hadn't heard the term "patrix hubs" before, so I asked
Edwin for further explanation.  -Editor]

Edwin Johnston adds: "A matrix hub would be like a regular
coin die, with the design elements incuse, and the patrix
hub is the impression from that (when they are "married")
where the elements are in relief, or as they would appear
on the coin. Sculptor/engravers work on either type hub
to refine their designs.

"A die engraver could use a patrix hub of a design element,
like a bust profile, and sink that into a blank hub, then
individually sink the letters surrounding the bust to create
either a matrix hub or even a working die.

"The first time I saw the term referenced was by Greg
Frank-Weiby, which he relates specifically in the fourth
paragraph of his Subject topic concerning using Gallery
Mint Museum hubs at Verne Walrafen's "Ron Landis'
Workbench" website:
Full Story"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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