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As the first woman to hold the position as Chief Engraver at the US Mint, many had high expectations of Elizabeth Jones. After receiving her Bachelor of Art Degree in 1957, she sought experience and inspiration in Rome, Italy where she lived and studied art for the next 20 years. Jones' work became well-known, as she built her reputation in the arts; in 1972, Jones received the Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). After Frank Gasparro retired from the position of US Mint Chief Engraver, Jones applied, was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and confirmed by the US Senate. Jones held the position of the 11th Chief Engraver from 1981-1991.
After studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia College of Art, and Fleisher Art Memorial School, John Mercanti gained an incredible wealth of knowledge of the fine arts. Mercanti used his talents in illustration before befriending Frank Gasparro and assisting with the design and engraving of many US coins. When the Liberty Coin Act was signed into law by President Reagan in 1895, Mercanti was eager to submit a design. His design was selected to be the reverse design for the American Silver Eagle, which remains unchanged many decades later. After Jones retired, the position remained empty for five years. That changed in 1996, when Mercanti became the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint. During Mercanti's 14 years as Chief Engraver, he designed more coins than any other employee in US Mint history.
In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Edmund Moy as the Director of the US Mint. Before this position, Moy was Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel at the White House. Moy left his position at the White House to become the 38th Director of the US Mint. for the next 5 years. During this time, Moy oversaw the end of the 50 State Quarter program and helped introduce many new technological innovations that revolutionized the minting process.
William Shatner is most famous for his role as James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. Shatner held this role during the television series from 1966-1969 and was cancelled due to inadequate ratings. During the 1970's Star Trek fans band together to bring the series back by signing petitions. Shatner's role of Captain Kirk became a cultural icon and fans nick-named themselves, Trekkies. ModernCoinMart is proud to offer Star Trek coins with exclusive labels that have been hand-signed by such an influential person in entertainment.