Former CCN consultant Clifford Mishler to speak at PAN Show

Former Canadian Coin News consultant Clifford Mishler will be one of four award-winning numismatic authors will appear as guest speakers at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) Fall Coin Show this Oct. 27-29.

On Oct. 28, Mishler will join Douglas Mudd and Dennis Tucker for the PAN Lecture Series. John Mercanti is also slated to speak later that evening.


Cliff Mishler’s presentation is entitled, “Numismatic Publishing: Past, Present, and Prognostication,” and he’s fit to speak on the subject.

Mishler is a former CEO of Krause Publications, a prominent publishing firm founded by Chet Krause, who also founded CCN. He has authored several standard references throughout his extensive career. His most recent book—released by Whitman Publishing and currently in its fifth edition—is entitled Coins: Questions & Answers.

Clifford Mishler (left) receives an RCNA President's Award from then-Past President William Waychison in 2014.

Clifford Mishler (left) receives an RCNA President’s Award from then-Past President William Waychison in 2014.

In 2014, Mishler—a long-time friend and supporter of the Canadian numismatic community—was recognized by the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) for promoting the hobby in both the U.S. and Canada.

“Clifford has been very interested in promoting numismatics across North America for as long as I have known him,” said then-RCNA President Bret Evans. “Clifford has also been keenly interested in numismatics here being a frequent visitor to RCNA conventions in all parts of Canada.”


Dennis Tucker’s presentation is entitled,“The Olympic Games: History and Numismatics.”

Tucker has been publisher of Whitman Publishing since 2004 and currently serves on the U.S. Treasury’s eleven-member Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee as its numismatic specialist. He’s also the author of the best-selling numismatic book, American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date.


Douglas Mudd’s slated to speak about his experiences as curator and director of the American Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. He also served as manager of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection between 1991 and 2004.


Lastly, John Mercanti will host the PAN banquet on the evening of Oct. 28.

Mercanti is a retired chief engraver of the U.S. Mint. He’s perhaps best known for designing the reverse of the U.S. Silver Eagle, but he has designed dozens of other coins and medals.

The third edition of Mercanti’s book, American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, was recently released. He will be on the bourse floor on Oct. 28 signing copies of this new edition.

For more information about the PAN Fall Coin Show, visit

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