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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 40, October 2, 2022, Article 15


The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists coin shows keep getting bigger and better. Here's an announcement for the upcoming fall show. I expect to be there and hope to see many E-Sylum readers there. -Editor

PAN Fall 2022 George Washington impersonator seated The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) Fall Coin Show and Convention is pleased to announce the addition of George Washington as part of the PAN Living American History Program.  Benjamin Franklin (Patrick McBride), Abraham Lincoln (Dennis Boggs), and George Washington (Curt Radabaugh) will be present at the Fall PAN Coin Show, October 20-22 at the Monroeville Convention Center, PA to talk about their roles in American History and their impact on our nation's coinage and currency.  They would like to see young people, home schoolers, Colonial and Civil War reenactors, and all history enthusiasts and numismatists come to this gathering to greet, chat and take photos.

Admission is free and open to the public! We are accepting donations to keep this program viable. Checks may be made out to PAN and mailed to the address below or go to and click the Donate to PAN link.  PAN Bourse Chair, Ed Hammond, Running Bear Coins is the PAN Living American History fundraising chairman.

The Fall PAN Show will once again hold the Civil War Showcase hosted by authors Rick Lank and Becky Rush. They will conduct talks and displays that cover the coinage, currency, and gold bullion that was a vital part of Civil War history. Mr. Lincoln and General Sherman will be part of the discussion and folklore that surrounds money and banking.

The PAN Friday Lecture Series has a full line up of well known numismatists that include Carl Waltz Jr, Author presenting Charles T. Steigerwalt: ANA Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Lawrence C. Korchnak, Numismatist and Author presenting Seige of Groningen: Birth of the Netherlands, Ron Sirna, Esq, Founder of the Toned Coin Collectors Society presenting Toning: Some Call It Tarnish, We Call It Toning, Michael Drabick, Numismatist presenting Should I Buy Bitcoin or Gold, John Frost, Liberty Seated & Barber Coinage Expert presenting Interesting Varieties on Liberty Seated Coinage. The full schedule with dates and times can be found on the PAN website.

The Competitive Collector Exhibit will feature many of the first place exhibits from the recent American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money. Exhibit Chairman Tom Corey reports close to 100 cases of quality numismatic material.

John Mercanti Plaster Sculpts to be auctioned at PAN Fall Banquet on Thursday evening October 20th at the LeMont Restaurant, Pittsburgh PA.

  PAN Fall 2022 Mercanti sculpt Theodore Roosevelt on Horse PAN Fall 2022 Mercanti sculpt Old Mint Building

U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti has created two bas-relief plaster sculptures that will be the highlight of the PAN Benefit Auction to occur on the evening of Thursday October 20th during the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists banquet that is held in conjunction with the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention on October 20th thru 22nd Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the  Monroeville Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

The first sculpture is a beautiful likeness of 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. on Horseback. The piece is hand signed by Mr. Mercanti. His work is world-renowned and this sculpture of TR is a stunning example of his accomplished talent.

The second item is the First United States Mint Building hand signed by Mr. Mercanti. On April 2, 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, establishing the first national mint in the United States. Congress chose Philadelphia, what was then the nation's capital, as the site of our first Mint. This piece is a very high relief of our nation's first built federal structure.

The PAN Banquet will be held at the LeMont Restaurant on top of Mt. Washington overlooking the popular view of the City of Pittsburgh. Tickets and details can be found on the PAN website  or by calling PAN President Tom Uram at 412-418-0783.

  PAN Fall 2022 Ben, Abe, George

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the PAN Living American History Program. Our PAN reenactors will be present at the banquet with remarks and will be available for photos.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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