I had the great good fortune recently to visit the atelier of Ron Landis, one of those true masters of the minting craft. Mr. Landis has his workshop and abode in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a place which has seen a surprising amount of mint activity in recent years. (Moffatt & Company, which produced our original Luna Project medalets, was located there.) He began as a jewelry engraver, and taught himself not only die engraving, but also plate engraving for printing. With his long-time business partner, the late Joe Rust, he recreated much of the art of coinage as practiced during the Renaissance — and made a living by it, too!