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The designer's initials have appeared on most U.S. coins, although they can sometimes be hard to find. Even if you know where they are, you might need a magnifying glass to read them. On the U.S.

US Coin Designer of Liberty Cap Large and Half Cents
One of the first designers of US coins is Joseph Wright. He was born July 16, 1756 in Bordentown, New Jersey and lived until September 13, 1793. In his career, he was a portrait painter who was involved with the US mint.

new designers for our coins
The US Mint has selected 24 artists to design our nation's coins. Eighteen of them are established artists, and 6 of them are still in college, but they come from all across the country and from all design backgrounds.

HA: As a designer of course, we are encouraged to make colour suggestions, I particularly liked the way dark blue and gold or yellow seemed to enhance my design.

designer: the person who creates the design of a coin. He/she may also be the engraver.
device: any of the design elements on a coin.
die: the steel cylinder with a design on it used to strike one side of a coin.

~ The individual responsible for a particular motif used for a numismatic series.
device Any specific design element. Often refers to the principal design element, such as the head of Miss Liberty.

~ - The artist who creates a coin's design.
Device - The major design element, such as the bust of a person.
Device punch - A steel rod with a raised device on the end used to punch the element into a working die. This technique was used before hubbed dies were used as a standard.

~ - The artist who creates a coin’s design (but doesn’t necessarily engrave the design into a coinage die).
Device - A symbol or figure on a coin.

~ - The creator of a coin design.
Device - A major design element, such as the bust of a person.
Die - A usually cylindrical piece of steel bearing at one end the incuse design of one side of a coin (except for coins with incuse detail, where the die details are in relief).

The artist(s) responsible for a coin's design.
A major design element, e.g. the bust of a person or a ship on the high seas.

Obverse by Edward R. Grove
Reverse by Philip Fowler
±88 grains [±5.7 grams] ...

~-The creator of a coin design.
device-The principal element, such as a portrait, shield or heraldic emblem, of the design on the obverse or reverse of a coin, token or medal.

~: Bela Lyon Pratt
Also refer to General Information on US Gold Coins.
At the turn of the century, President Theodore Roosevelt thought the existing US coins were ugly and wanted American coins to be as beautiful as the coins of ancient Greece.

~ was Thomas (Hugh) Paget. This obverse was used for Australian halfpennies from 1938 to 1948 and is identical to that used on British halfpennies 1937-1948.
147 rim denticles.
Obverse 4 ...

John Flanagan (1932 version) / William Cousins (modification to Flanagan's design)
Design Date: ...

~ : Adolph A. Weinman, Liberty Walking - Year 1916.
~: John M. Mercanti, Heraldic Eagle with Shield - Year 1986.
Diameter: 40.60 mm.
Composition: Silver 99.9%.
Weight: 31.103 grams.
Thickness: 2.98 mm.
Edge: Reeded. (201 reeds).

~s of the Commemorative coins have not been without a sense of humor: there's the picture of "one fatte calf" required to be given each year by the early settlers of what is now New Rochelle, New York, and a solemn portrait of that distinguished American showman, Phineas T.

The person credited with creating the design of a coin.
Design Type ...

The individual responsible for creating a particular motif used on a numismatic series.
Any specific design element. Often refers to the principal design element.

~ - The creator of a coin design.
Die - A metal stamp bearing a design. It is used to strike a coin.
Die Chip - A small fragment of metel broken off from a die, resulting in a small raised lump on the surface of the coin ...

The ~ of this penny was James B. Longacre. The weight is 4.67 grams, with a diameter of nineteen millimeters. This coin has a plain edge, and all were minted at Philadelphia, PA until 1858. Some counterfit coins from 1856 are known to exist.

Its ~, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was a giant in U.S. sculpture, and his coinage work clearly revealed him to be a master of small-size art as well as massive statues.

Obverse ~
Glenna Goodacre
Reverse ~
Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.

AIP Master ~ Thomas Cleveland designed the reverse of the Vicksburg Coin which was sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. It shows an image of the restored U.S.S. Cairo, a Civil War era gunboat that was restored and is on display at the national military park.

Mint ~ The artist responsible for creating a particular design used on a numismatic item. See also engraver. dessicant A substance used to capture moisture from the air. device The design element of a coin.

~ - artist who creates the design. Not the engraver (who actually makes the coin producing dies). Although, in years past some ~s were also engravers. die - an engraved metal stamp used for stamping out the design of a coin.

~ A person or firm who designed a numismatic item. device The principal element, such as a portrait, shield or heraldic emblem, of the design on the obverse and reverse of a coin, token or medal.

A particular motif on a coin or other numismatic item such as Seated Liberty, Morgan, or Barber. Design Type
A particular motif used on a coin that may be used for several denominations and subtypes. ~
Artist or creator of a coin's design.

Error coin Preface: A collector often can not determine what was originally intended by the ~ of a collectible or what quality standards were acceptable at the time.

The Eye of Providence with emanating rays, referred to during the period as an Eye of Providence in Glory, was first proposed by the French medal ~ Pierre Eugène Du Simitière as an element of the great seal of the new nation.

Instead of covering Liberty's breast with the same flowing material of the rest of her dress, the ~ clothed her in a coat of mail! ...

The huge split upper serif and strong separation line along the upper half of the length of the J of Joe Fitzgerald's stylized ~ initials JF on the Bison variety is absent on the Ocean In View variety. (The JF is found on the left side of the bust of Jefferson).

Coins are usually referred to by their design, not their ~. The Mercury dime, the Franklin half dollar, the Walking Liberty half dollar, the Lincoln cent and almost all other coins give no clues, except for initials hidden somewhere on the coin, to the ~'s identity.

The ~'s monogram, name and year he completed the design, "T.A. ROVELSTAD, 1968," are in small letters just beneath the bust. The reverse features the Winter Hexagon, a constellation of six stars. At the base of the Hexagon is the brightest star in the heavens, Sirius.

The Native American depiction on the coin's obverse is believed to be based on three different Indian chiefs - two of whom were named by the ~ as Chief Iron Tail and Chief Two Moons - who modeled for Fraser as he sculpted its design.

The earliest elongated coin ~ on record is Charles Damm, who created the design for the elongated coins available at the 1901 Pan American Exposition The Pan American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York from May 1 through November 2, 1901.

The obverse (heads side), designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master ~ Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, depicts the portraits of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.

The book begins with some background on Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the ~ of the coin known as the Double Eagle. There is a wealth of information on how Teddy Roosevelt wanted to change American coinage and how many of the changes came about.

Its ~ was George T. Morgan. The large mintage was caused by an Act of Congress that wanted to please the silver mining interests. Congress required the Treasury to purchase up to four million ounces of newly mined silver each month and mint it into dollar coins.

James Barton Longacre, the ~ of the "Indian Head" cent, used his daughter Sarah as his model for Liberty wearing an Indian headdress. In 1859, the first year that this cent coin was minted, the reverse had a wreath of laurel.

Two of the American Indians who modeled for Fraser as he sculpted the coin were named by the ~ before his death. They were known as Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne.

Breen’s 1977 reference stated that only one die pair was used to strike the Proof 1864 Indian Head, ~’s Initial L cent.

The ~ explained that "the wings crowning her cap of Liberty are intended to symbolize liberty of thought." He selected "the fasces and olive branch to symbolize the strength which lies in unity, while the battle-ax stands for preparedness to defend the union.

" They are the ~s, Victor D. Brenner initials. Only in 1909 where they placed on the reverse and only on part of the coinage. Find them on the reverse, along the rim, at the base of the wheat stalks.

Obverse ~: Edwin Grienauer
50th Anniversary of the Republic Commemorative, Parliament building in Vienna, date below
Reverse ~: Fritz Tiefenthaler
Incuse Edge Lettering: FUENFZIG SCHILLING ~*~
20.0000g, 0.9000 Silver, .5787oz ASW, 34.5mm
KM 2904.1 ...

The coin is named after its ~, Augustus St Gaudens, an Irish artist and sculptor, who also designed the $10 Indian head gold eagle coin.The obverse of the coin features lady Liberty, and the reverse has a bald eagle. The coin was minted in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.

The large space allows the ~ to boldly display his skill with intricate detail and realism. Whether it be a dekadrachm from Syracuse, a fine city view thaler from central Europe, or a Bird of Paradise 5 Marks from Papua New Guinea, the finest work of high art comes in large packages.

William IV halfcrowns usually have the ~s initials (WW) in script on the truncation of the head, but rare varieties of 1831 and 1834 have the initials in block letters.
Queen Victoria
The early issues of Queen Victoria up to 1850 had a portrait in fairly high relief.

~: George T. Morgan
Diameter: 38.1 millimeters
Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: 26.73 grams
Edge: Reeded
Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) beneath the bow on the reverse
Grading: "DMPL" in coin grading means "Deep Mirror Prooflike".

The ~ never intended the coin to depict Mercury, a male Greek god with wings on his ankles. The bust on the dime is an allegorical female Liberty Head figure with a winged cap.

The Barber Half Dollars is so named for its ~, Charles E. Barber, who was the Chief Engraver at the Mint.
The first Barber Half Dollars were struck in 1892. Barber half dollars were struck for a total of 24 years and in 73 different date-and-mint combinations.

Two different halfcrowns were struck having as a difference the style of the ~s initials ("WW" for William Wyon). On the neck of William IV the more common style is with the letters in script style.

Artist, sculptor and Master Silversmith Stuart Devlin is well known in Australia as the ~ of our iconic decimal coins, the echidna on the 5 cent, the lyrebird on the 10 cent, the platypus on the 20 cent and the…
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Another important feature is to notice that the ~'s initials are flattened inside the "B" of LIBERTY. This indicates a normal strike, then tampering thereafter. Impossible with a die clash.

The Morgan dollar name dafter is ~ G T Morgan was minted in 1878 to 1904 and than skipped years till 1921.
The silver coin is .900 silver, 90% silver and 0.77344 troy ounces per coin ...

A numismatic item that displays the full detail intended by the ~. Weak striking pressure, worn dies or improper planchets can sometimes prevent all the details from appearing, even on uncirculated specimens.
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The ~s and engravers, by now for the first time signing their productions, reveal themselves as artists con- scious of the merits of their works, and perhaps as competitors for public recognition.

The Gold Chinese Panda has long been a favorite of coin collectors and jewelry ~s the world over as the symbolic and cutely designed Panda is changed every year, with one exception. A freeze of the design was announced with the 2001 issues and thus the 2002 Pandas were identical to 2001.

INSCRIPTION Words and numerals on a coin. Inscriptions do not include dates, mintmarks, or ~s initials.
JANVIER REDUCING MACHINE A type of lathe used for making reduced-size copies of the galvano in the production of master dies.

Full Strike
A numismatic item that displays the full detail intended by the ~. Weak striking pressure, worn dies or improper planchets can sometimes prevent all the details from appearing, even on uncirculated specimens.

L mint mark - only found on the 1864 Indian cent. Stands for Longacre the ~.
The brilliance of a coin, resulting from light reflection.

These original issue coins were minted from 1976 to 1978 by the Lombardo Mint in relatively small runs. They were all produced by the ~ Christine Norman.
Hutt River Province (principality) and HRH Prince Leonard I: ...

The coin ~ felt his limitation and his advantages, and his art came to perfection concurrently with that form of sculpture which most nearly corresponds with it in its element, about 350 B. c. It began later, and, so far as we can determine, began to decay earlier, than sculpture.

The lower segment of a coin, below the main design, generally separated by a line and often containing the date, ~ initials, and mintmark.

Part of the difficulty lies in the artists themselves, and here it is instructive to read what Henry Adams has to say of Augustus St. Gaudens, arguably the greatest of modern sculptors and medallists, the ~ of the twenty-dollar gold piece which is often called the best coin design of the last ...

While we traditionally enlist the services of well-known Canadian artists, many of the most distinctive designs in our collections are the work of the Mint's own staff of talented ~s and engravers.

The gold Proof £5 coin is really remarkable; the utter measurements of the coin provides the ~ with a large canvas on which to operate while gold and Proof level of quality provides a warm real life like portrait.

999 pure silver--the real American Silver Eagles contain .9993
* The inscription on the reverse reads "One Half Pound Fine Silver .999."
* Look to the right of the eagle's tail--the genuine silver dollar has the ~'s initials, "JM".

Public reception of the new coin was very favourable but protests arose over the use of the ~'s initials (V.D.B. for Victor D. Brenner) in a prominent position on the back of the coin. The Secretary of the Treasury ordered the initials removed from subsequent coinage.

$3 gold piece so-called for ~ James Longacre's idealized Indian Princess portrait. (Not to be confused with Little Princess, which see.) Prooflike Also 'PL'. Simulating the appearance of a proof coin with its mirror field and frosted devices.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Coin, Revers, Reverse, Mint, Dollar?

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