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Posts tagged ‘US Mint’

James Longacre

One of the most well known engravers of the US mint during the 19th century was James Barton Longacre. After previous engraver, Christian Gobrecht passed away,…

Joseph Wright

Credited as the first designer of US coin, Joseph Wright, was born July 16, 1756 in Bordentown, New Jersey and lived until September 13, 1793. His…

How Coins are Made

Coins are everywhere. ┬áIn fact, I’m willing to bet there are some hiding inside or under the couch or chair you are sitting in right now.…

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