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    Benjamin Weiss

    (1937 - )

    d Molecular Pharmacology nbsp He also holds three patents on the use of antisense oligonucleotides in the treatment of diseases nbsp He has been an invited speaker at most of the major universities and research institutions in the United States and at dozens of national and international conferences which has afforded him the opportunity of visiting some of the greatest museum collections of medals in the world nbsp These included a number of fine collections of medals not normally on public display such as the wonderful collection of medals compiled by George III of England at the British Museum London the entire Kress Collection of Renaissance Medals at the National Gallery of Art Washington D C the Vernon Hall Collection of European Medals the Hunterian Collection at the Univer


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    George Washington

    (1732 - 1799)

    ounter attack The American forces controlled the high ground with captured cannons in range of Boston harbor On March 17 1776 General Howe withdrew the British forces from Boston The Continental Congress passed a resolution March 25 1776 to honor Washington for the victory at Boston The resolution called for a gold medal to be struck As there were no minting facilities capable of producing medals in America the medals were produced in Paris The title Comitia Americana refers to the series of medals authorized by Congress and produced in Paris These medals produced in France for America had legends in Latin The Washington medal was the first of the series Dies were by Pierre Simon Duvivier The originals were produced in Paris Betts 542 The piece was restruck in Paris The dies we


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    Benjamin Franklin

    (1706 - 1790)

    olonial paper currency issued Franklin went to England on business from 1757 to 1762 and again from 1768 to 1775 He was a delegate to the second Continental Congress in 1775 He was one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and one of the signers He served as minister to France 1776 to 1785 He negotiated with the Paris Mint for the production of several of the Comitia Americana medals Franklin suggested the general design for the Libertas Americana medal Betts 615 The dies were executed by Dupre He was also involved with the general design of the Continental Currency dollars Franklin supported the formation of the Bank of North America He proposed that bills be issued in denominations of 1 90th dollar and 3 90th dollars In 1789 the Spanish dollar could be exchanged f


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    Benjamin Franklin

    (1706 - 1790)

    olonial paper currency issued Franklin went to England on business from 1757 to 1762 and again from 1768 to 1775 He was a delegate to the second Continental Congress in 1775 He was one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and one of the signers He served as minister to France 1776 to 1785 He negotiated with the Paris Mint for the production of several of the Comitia Americana medals Franklin suggested the general design for the Libertas Americana medal Betts 615 The dies were executed by Dupre He was also involved with the general design of the Continental Currency dollars Franklin supported the formation of the Bank of North America He proposed that bills be issued in denominations of 1 90th dollar and 3 90th dollars In 1789 the Spanish dollar could be exchanged f


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    Robert T. McNamara

    Robert T. McNamara

    (1919 - 1995)

    Robert T McNamara Born in East Cleveland Ohio Graduated from Yale University in 1941 with a degree in engineering He married Genevieve on May 16 1942 Employed at Remington Gun Works during World War II nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Employed at Hill amp Knowlton Later self employed He acquired a coining press and began to issue private medals in his basement He produced medals for Heraldic Art Medals with a series of 67 medals He collected stamps and British Bolton medals He sold his collection of Greek coins to Dr Vladamir Clain Stefanelli President of the Orders and Medals Society of America in 1972 74 He died in Cleveland DOD SSDI


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    John J. Ford

    (1924 - 2005)

    1 to 1971 In 1958 Ford purchased the rights to Raymond s Standard Catalogue and other publications Ford was a director of the PNG 1971 to 1975 Member of the I A P N after 1972 In 1977 he contributed funds to establish ANA rsquo s Wayte and Olga Raymond memorial award Ford collected numismatic Americana except regular issue coinage His collections include U S colonial coins U S colonial medals Betts medals American historical medals issued prior to World War II Indian peace medals pioneer and territorial gold assay ingots territorial tokens Hard Times and merchant tokens post trader tokens sutler tokens U S counterstamps fractional currency encased postage colonial and continental currency western obsolete currency U S obsolete currency and federal notes issued prior


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    William Sumner Appleton

    (1840 - 1903)

    William Sumner Appleton Born in Boston Massachusetts son of Nathan Graduate of Harvard in 1860 Married Edith Stuart August 12 1871 He never engaged in business He devoted his time to numismatics and historical studies He specialized in the study and collection of medals He received the Mickley 1804 dollar from Edward Cogen in trade for duplicates valued at 775 Appleton coins were included in Steigerwalt sales May 21 1907 and January 18 1910 Others were in Elder sales May 10 and July 8 1913 His library was included in one of the Elder sales Appleton contributed to the Betts book on colonial medals Appleton contributed many articles to the AJN listing


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    David Woog Dreyfuss

    (1911 - 1984)

    David Woog Dreyfuss Born in Washington D C Graduate of George Washington University with a B S in Civil Engineering in 1933 Joined his brother in the real estate and insurance business Married to Muriel with two children He served in the Coast Guard during WW II He was a member of the Masons Dreyfuss collected medals of America including Assay Commission Medals Indian Peace Medals Presidential Inaugural Medals and various other medals produced by the Philadelphia Mint He purchased the medal collection of Dr Joseph Vacca He died Washington D C His collection was sold at auction by Bowers and Merena April 12 1986 obit CW 4 4 1984 NUM 97 May 1984 page 991 DOB SSDI


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    David Woog Dreyfuss

    (1911 - 1984)

    David Woog Dreyfuss Born in Washington D C Graduate of George Washington University with a B S in Civil Engineering in 1933 Joined his brother in the real estate and insurance business Married to Muriel with two children He served in the Coast Guard during WW II He was a member of the Masons Dreyfuss collected medals of America including Assay Commission Medals Indian Peace Medals Presidential Inaugural Medals and various other medals produced by the Philadelphia Mint He purchased the medal collection of Dr Joseph Vacca He died Washington D C His collection was sold at auction by Bowers and Merena April 12 1986 obit CW 4 4 1984 NUM 97 May 1984 page 991 DOB SSDI


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    Richard R. Lussier

    Richard R. Lussier



    Richard R Lussier Author of Austro Hungarian Orders medals and Decorations Graduated from nbsp California State University Long Beach with a bachelor s degree in Health Science and then from the University of California at Los Angeles UCLA where he earned a Master of Science degree and a doctoral degree in Public Health Professionally he was a faculty member in the Health Science Department at California State University Long Beach for 22 years a


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    Mark Ellis Powell Jones

    Mark Ellis Powell Jones

    (1951 - )

    Mark Ellis Powell Jones Married to Camila Tulmin with three children Attended Worcester College Oxford Received M A from Courtauld Institute of Art Curator of medals at the British Museum for 18 years Director of the National Museums of Scotland 1992 Director of Victoria and Albert Museum 2001 Master of St Cross College 2010 retired 2016 Author of Medals of the French Revolution British Museum Keys to the Past 1979 Art of the Medal 1979 Dance of Death Medallic Art of the First World War 1979 Medals of the Sun King 1979 Catalogue of Frenc


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    John Weston Adams

    (1936 - )

    of the Massachusetts Historical Society the ANS and the American Antiquarian Society Adams was editor of Monographs on Varieties of United States Large Cents 1793 1794 published in 1976 at 20 Author of United States Numismatic Literature Volume I Nineteenth Century Auction Catalogs issued in 1982 Volume II covering twentieth century catalogs was published in 1991 Author of The Indian Peace medals of George III 1999 The Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System 2006 with Anne Bentley of Comitia Americana and Related Medals 2007 with Fernando Chao of The Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon 2010 Adams assembled a collection of 1794 cents that was sold at fixed prices by Bowers and Ruddy in 1982 Their catalog The Celebrated John W Adams Collection is an important


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    Frank Gasparro

    (1909 - 2001)

    was employed as a sculptor engraver at the mint December 10 1942 He served as assistant chief engraver 1962 to 1965 Appointed Chief Engraver of the U S Mint serving February 23 1965 to January 16 1981 In 1968 he received the ANA gold medal for Outstanding Numismatic Sculptor of the Year In 1992 he received the ANA Medal of Merit During his time with the mint he designed many coins and medals Lincoln Memorial Cent reverse 1959 Kennedy Half reverse 1964 Eisenhower Dollar 1971 Susan B Anthony Dollar 1979 Statue of Liberty commemorative 1986 Mount Rushmore Dollar reverse 1991 U S Constellation 175th Anniversary 1972 He designed these commemorative medals Federal Security Agency 1951 Coast Guard Commendation medal 1952 Department of Commerce medal 1952 Central


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    Clifford Leslie Mishler

    (1939 - )

    med for her Married Sylvia Mae Doyle February 27 1976 He has three daughters He has served on the board for the First State Bank of Iola 1972 to 1983 and the Scandinavia Telephone Company since 1981 nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp While working as a carpenter in Vandalia 1959 to 1962 Mishler issued a series of three Historic Artistry medals In 1959 he issued an Alaska Hawaii Statehood commemorative There were 1939 pieces issued in eight different medals or finishes In 1961 a Civil War Commemorative was issued with 1000 pieces in sterling silver and 1000 in oxidized copper In 1962 a medal was issued that honored both John Glenn and the Wright brothers A thousand pieces were struck in sterling silver nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp


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    Jonas Coolidge Hills

    (1851 - 2013)

    Jonas Coolidge Hills Born and died in Hartford Connecticut Educated by private tutors and because of ill health did not attend college Married Elsie M Sessions daughter of William Sessions in 1896 He was at one time employed by a hardware firm but was not generally engaged in business Assembled a collection of war medals and coins decribed as the finest of its kind in the world He was member number 518 of the ANA a member of the ANS and of the New York Numismatic Club He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner An auction of items from his collection was conducted February 12 14 1884 A Libertas Americana medal in silver realized 27 A silver proof of the Georg


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    Horatio Robinson Storer

    (1830 - 1922)

    d not previously recognised as a seperate branch of medicine He contracted blood poisoning during an operation in 1872 that left him a semi invalid He turned to travel and numismatics to occupy his time In 1918 nearing the age of 90 he volunteered for service with the Medical Corps He was accepted and placed on call Storer wrote many articles about numismatics and medicine Author of The medals Jettons and Tokens Illustrative of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1887 He donated his collection of about 3500 medals relating to medicine to the Boston Medical Library His collection of Rhode Island medals and tokens was donated to the Newport Historical Society Other items were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University Author of


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    Zebulon Montgomery Pike

    (1779 - 1813)

    eak He rose in rank to major in 1808 colonel in 1812 and brigadier general in 1813 Pike was killed in the assault on York now Toronto Canada Pike appears on the obverse of the 1806 1906 Southwest Expedition commemorative medal The medal was authorized by Congress to provide funds for the centennial celebration near Pikes Peak in 1906 The dies were produced by Charles Barber The original medals were attached to a hanger Some were hung with a blue and gold ribbon and pin bar with the legend COLORADO Originally 250 bronze medals were plated with gold HK 337 250 were struck in silver HK 335 4200 were produced in oxidized silver HK 336 and 6250 were stuck in bronze HK 338 When the First National Bank was demolished in 1955 2000 silver and 2000 bronze medals were discovered in


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    3 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Award in 1996 Retired July 1 2000 She died in a hospital in Arlington Virginia Author with Vladimir of The Beauty and Lore of Coins Currency and medals issued in 1974 at 25 Also wrote with Vladimir Chartered for Progress Two Centuries of American Banking issued in 1975 at 14 95 Author of Select Numismatic Bibliography in 1965 and Numismatic Bibliography in 1985 Her other books include Russian Gold Coins 1962 Italian Coin Engravers Since 1800 1965 75 Numismatics An Ancient Science 1965 1 00 Artistic Evolution of Medals in t


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    Zebulon Montgomery Pike

    (1779 - 1813)

    eak He rose in rank to major in 1808 colonel in 1812 and brigadier general in 1813 Pike was killed in the assault on York now Toronto Canada Pike appears on the obverse of the 1806 1906 Southwest Expedition commemorative medal The medal was authorized by Congress to provide funds for the centennial celebration near Pikes Peak in 1906 The dies were produced by Charles Barber The original medals were attached to a hanger Some were hung with a blue and gold ribbon and pin bar with the legend COLORADO Originally 250 bronze medals were plated with gold HK 337 250 were struck in silver HK 335 4200 were produced in oxidized silver HK 336 and 6250 were stuck in bronze HK 338 When the First National Bank was demolished in 1955 2000 silver and 2000 bronze medals were discovered in


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    Horatio Robinson Storer

    (1830 - 1922)

    d not previously recognised as a seperate branch of medicine He contracted blood poisoning during an operation in 1872 that left him a semi invalid He turned to travel and numismatics to occupy his time In 1918 nearing the age of 90 he volunteered for service with the Medical Corps He was accepted and placed on call Storer wrote many articles about numismatics and medicine Author of The medals Jettons and Tokens Illustrative of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1887 He donated his collection of about 3500 medals relating to medicine to the Boston Medical Library His collection of Rhode Island medals and tokens was donated to the Newport Historical Society Other items were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University Author of


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    Jonas Coolidge Hills

    (1851 - 2013)

    Jonas Coolidge Hills Born and died in Hartford Connecticut Educated by private tutors and because of ill health did not attend college Married Elsie M Sessions daughter of William Sessions in 1896 He was at one time employed by a hardware firm but was not generally engaged in business Assembled a collection of war medals and coins decribed as the finest of its kind in the world He was member number 518 of the ANA a member of the ANS and of the New York Numismatic Club He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner An auction of items from his collection was conducted February 12 14 1884 A Libertas Americana medal in silver realized 27 A silver proof of the Georg


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    N.(orris) Neil Harris

    (1940 - )

    arris served on the board for TAMS after 1970 President of Indiana Numismatic Association 1973 to 1974 He became the 13th editor of The Numismatist in January 1974 and resigned effective June 30 1988 He served as assistant historian 1969 to 1971 and as ANA historian 1971 to 1976 He received the NLG award as best writer in The Numismatist in 1973 Harris designed several of the ANA convention medals Served as president of TAMS 1980 to 1982 He appears on one of the TAMS presidential medals issued in 1982 Received ANA Medal of Merit in 1980 nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Author of A Catalogue of Convention Badges and Medals 1908 1968 in 1969 Editor of Medals of the United States Mint the First Century 1792 1892 nbsp nbsp nbsp


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    James Ross Snowden

    (1809 - 1878)

    ylvania serving 1838 to 1844 He was Speaker of the House of Representatives 1842 to 1844 In 1845 he was elected treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania In 1848 appointed Treasurer of the United States Mint He returned to private practice 1850 to 1853 Snowden was appointed Director of the Mint by President Pierce serving June 1853 to April 1861 He established the mint collection of Washington medals and had medals struck as trading material He resigned to accept an appointment with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and served there until 1873 He died at Hulmesville Pennsylvania In 2002 he was inducted into the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame Author of A Description of Ancient and Modern Coins in the Cabinet Collection at the Mint of the United States in 1860 Author of A Description of the


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    Robert Raymond Heath

    (1934 - 2005)

    Robert Raymond Heath Compiler of Commemorative medals of Connecticut Cities and Towns 1990 Commemorative Medals of Maine Cities and Towns 1991 Commemorative Medals of Massachusetts Cities and Towns 1990 and Commemorative Medals of New Hampshire Cities and Towns in 1978


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    Milford  Haven

    Milford Haven

    (1854 - 1921)

    Milford Haven Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten 1st Marquess of Milford Haven GCB GCVO KCMG PC 24 May 1854 ndash 11 September 1921 formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg was a British naval officer and German prince related to the British royal family Wikipedia Author of important three volume series on naval medals British Naval Medals volume one 1919 Naval Medals volume two 1921 covering France the Netherlands Spain and Portugal Naval Medals nbsp volume three 1928 covering foreign counties Europe North and South America Japan and China See also Kolbe amp Fanning s sale of the Margolis library sale no 159 3 6 2021 lot 255


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    John Adams

    (1735 - 1826)

    lected as 2nd President and served March 4 1797 through March 3 1801 His Vice President was Thomas Jefferson who defeated him in the presidential election of 1801 He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Massachusetts in 1820 He died in Quincy Massachusetts on the same day as Jefferson on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence No Indian peace medals were produced for Adams during his term in office The Washington seasons medals produced in England were not delivered until July 1798 They were used during the Adams administration and later Adams medals were produced to satisfy collector demand for a complete series of presidential medals A 51mm medal Julian IP 1 was produced in December 1878 The larger 76mm medal USM 102 was issued


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    Arlie R. Slabaugh

    (1925 - 2007)

    Numismatic Scrapbook nbsp Magazine In 1963 he received the Nathan Gold Memorial Award In 1967 he received the Medal of Merit from TAMS In 1968 he was appointed Director of Numismatic Information for the Franklin Mint Slabaugh served as president of TAMS 1978 to 1980 nbsp He was named a nbsp Numismatic News nbsp Numismatic Ambassador in 1989 nbsp He was honored with one of their presidential medals In 1991 he received the ANA Medal of Merit In 1997 he received the ANA Medal of Merit In 2004 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award In 2019 he was inducted into the CCC Hall of Fame Author of nbsp Confederate States Paper Money nbsp in 1958 Author of nbsp United States Commemorative Coins nbsp in 1962 Author of nbsp Prisoner of War Monies and Medals nbsp as one of Hewitt s Numismatic


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    James G. Carney

    (1804 - 1869)

    James G Carney Born in Boston Massachusetts Married Clarissa Willett Bank cashier in Boston 1825 to 1828 Moved to Lowell Massachusetts in 1828 Treasurer of Lowell Institution for Savings 1833 to 1869 In 1858 he donated 100 to the city of Lowell as an endowment to purchase school medals His intent was to produce six silver medals each year three for male students and three for female students Dies were prepared and medals Julian SC 28 were struck at the Philadelphia Mint They were more expensive than anticipated In 1859 Carney contributed another 100 to support the increased cost Carney appears on the obverse of the medal They were issued from 1859 until at least 1906


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    (Stephen) Grover Cleveland

    (1837 - 1908)

    e bank series of 1914 1000 Federal Reserve Note series of 1928 and 1934 1000 Gold Certificate series of 1928 and 1934 Cleveland appears on the Presidential mint medal Julian PR 23 with dies by Charles Barber Modern copies USM 122 are sold by the Mint Cleveland appears on the Assay Commission Medal for 1886 AC 29 1887 AC 30 1888 AC 31 and 1889 AC 32 The 1886 and 1887 medals were 33 mm with dies by Barber and Morgan The 1888 and 1889 medals are 76 mm and used the same die used for the Cleveland Presidential medal Julian PR 23 For the second interrupted term Cleveland appears on the Assay Commission Medals for 1894 AC 38 1895 AC 39 1896 AC 40 and 1897 AC 41 The 1895 medal was 76mm The others were 33mm bio ApCAB BDEB DAB EAB Failor Limpert NCAB


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    Albert Romer Frey

    (1858 - 1926)

    elieved that for every dollar spent on coins a dollar should be spent on references He also collected stamps Author of A Dictionary of Sobriquets and Nicknames in 1888 In 1914 the ANS published The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 It was a pioneering effort in an almost unknown area of numismatics Author of Dictionary of Numismatic Names in 1917 reprinted in 1947 Author of Tokens and medals Relating to Numismatists and Coin Dealers He was secretary of the Shakespeare Society for 30 years Frey was co founder of the New York Numismatic Club in 1908 first vice president 1908 to 1921 and president 1919 to 1921 The club honored Frey with a medal in 1924 Dies were by J M Swanson Twelve silver medals and 29 or 30 bronze medals were struck by the Medallic Art Company Mr Frey re


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    Moritz Furst



    Moritz Furst Born in Bosing near Presburg Hungary now Bratislavia Yugoslavia Studied die sinking in Vienna He was recruited by the American consul Thomas Appelton to come work for the U S Mint He arrived in Philadelphia in 1808 He discovered there was no job waiting for him He established his own business as die sinker and seal engraver in Philadelphia He executed medals for the heroes of the War of 1812 He moved to New York City about 1830 Returned to Europe in 1841 P F gives date of death as 1834 He designed or engraved the following medals American Academy of Arts and Sci Julian AM 1 Major General Jacob Brown Julian MI 11 Colonel George Crogan Julian MI 12 Major General Edmund P Gaines Julian MI 13 Major Gen William Henry Harrison Julia


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    Nicholas Marie Gatteaux

    (1751 - 1832)

    Nicholas Marie Gatteaux Born and died at Paris France He was appointed Engraver of medals to King Louis XVI Gatteaux engraved dies in Paris for medals that would later be used in America Engraved dies for these medals General Horatio Gates Loubat 2 Betts 557 Julian MI 2 General Anthony Wayne Loubat 3 Betts 565 Julian MI 3 Major John Stewart Loubat 5 Betts 567 bio Loubat P F


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    Gilroy Roberts

    (1905 - 1992)

    ngraver who did not die in office Roberts designed coinage for nine foreign countries including the British Virgin Islands Columbia Cuba Denmark El Salvadore Haiti Liberia Syria and Uruguay Roberts designed the obverse of the Kennedy half dollar His initials appeared on the truncation of the bust Rumor spread that his stylized initials were a hammer and sickle Roberts designed several medals Harry S Truman reverse 1945 amp 1949 USM 132 Dwight David Eisenhower obverse USM 133 nbsp first term Dwight David Eisenhower obverse USM 134 second term John F Kennedy obverse USM 135 Lyndon B Johnson obverse USM 136 George M Humphrey obverse USM 217 Douglas Dillon obverse USM 219 William H Brett USM 317 Eva Admas USM 319 Irving Berlin 1954 D


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    Edgar Erskine Hume

    (1889 - 1952)

    922 to 1926 He was director of the Medical Field Service School 1936 to 1943 Hume served on the staff of general Eisenhower during WW II and was again wounded He was promoted to brigadier general in 1949 and was assigned with United Nations forces in Korea He retired December 31 1951 He claimed to be the most decorated soldier in U S history He had received 23 U S Army decorations and medals from 43 foreign countries Author of George Washington and the Society of Cincinnati in 1932 Author of The Medals of the United States Army Medical Department and Medals Honoring Army Medical Officers in 1942 as ANS monograph 98 He died in Washington D C bio DAB EAB photo WWWA 3 obit NYT 1 25 52


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    Lewis & Clark



    Columbia River to its mouth Fort Clatsop was built near Astoria to provide shelter for the winter There were no ships available to return by sea They determined to return overland They returned to St Louis September 23 1806 The country had given them up for lost Now they were heros and the names of Lewis and Clark would be forever linked The two men have been jointly honored with many medals They appear on the Lewis and Clark Exposition Gold Dollars Lewis appears on the date side Clark appears on the denomination side Dies were by Charles E Barber from Charles Wilson Peale s portraits Authorized mintage was 250 000 pieces In 1904 25 000 were struck 9997 issued and the remaining 15003 melted In 1905 35 000 were minted 10 000 issued and 15 000 melted The Lewis and Clark Cent


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    George Hampden Lovett

    (1824 - 1894)

    e They had a daughter Later married Anna A Later married Mary Turzanski September 7 1868 They had three sons At age 16 he began to work for his father He continued as an engraver and diesinker He cut the seal for the ANS in 1867 Shortly afterward he joined the ANS December 23 1867 He engraved the printing plates for their membership certificates and cut the dies for the 1876 membership medals He advertised in Volume 1 Number 1 of the AJN for May 1866 as a Medalist and Seal Engraver His address at the time was 131 Fulton Street in New York He later advertised in AJN from April 1879 through October 1890 His address was 192 Broadway in New York He died in Brooklyn He Engraved dies for many medals New York State Agricultural Society Julian AM 62 Wisconsin State Agriculture


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    Ralph Joseph Menconi

    (1915 - 1972)

    1932 33 National Academy of Design 1933 36 Received BFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts in 1939 Served with the Corps of Engineers during WW II Married Marjorie Livingston Ewen October 12 1946 They had a son and a daughter Served as village trustee 1959 to 1964 and police commissioner 1960 to 1964 Received DFA from Hamilton College in 1971 He is known to have designed about 500 medals These included the Nixon Inaugural medal and several medals for the U S Apollo space flight program Served on the American Bicentennial Commission for coins and medals Named Sculptor of the year by the ANA in 1971 He designed the 1972 Bicentennial Medal He died at home in Pleasantville New York bio Fielding P F gives DOB as 6 15 1915 WWWA 6 obit CW 12 6 72 photo NN 12 12 7


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    Maurice Frankenhuis

    (1894 - 1969)

    Maurice Frankenhuis Born in the Netherlands Married with two daughters His family was imprisoned during World War II but they all survived During the First World War living in a neutral country he collected medals from both sides He commissioned a medal A Tribute to the Six Million rdquo also known as The Holocaust Medal He donated a collection of medals in 1962 to the Museum Ha rsquo aretz in Tel Aviv Israel Another collection was given to the British Museum He assembled another collection of medals made for Adolph Hitler He died in New York City Obit CW 10 22 1969


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    George T. Morgan

    (1845 - 1925)

    George T Morgan Born in Birmingham England Studied at the art school in Birmingham and won a national scholarship to South Kensington Art School Studied under Wyon in the Royal Mint in London He produced dies for Art Union medals in England Married with two daughters and a son He played cricket and was one of the founders of the Belmont Cricket Club in West Philadelphia He was also a member of the Germantown Cricket Club Morgan was recruited from England by Mint Director Henry Linderman He was offered a six month contract at 8 per day He began as an assistant engraver at the U S Mint in 1875 and stayed for 48 yea


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    Francis Pessolano-Filos

    (1900 - 1989)

    Francis Pessolano Filos Born in Naples Italy Attended University of Rome law school Came to U S at age 22 Author of The Assay medals amp the Assay Commissions 1841 1977 published in 1983 at 50 The Venus Numismatics Dictionary of Artists Designers Modellers Engravers and Die Sinkers Whose Works Were Commissioned by or Struck by the United States Mint 1792 1977 published in 1983 at 45 Selected Washington Medals amp Tokens published in 1984 at 55 and Medals of Presidents Secretaries of the Treasury amp Director


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    Lewis & Clark



    Columbia River to its mouth Fort Clatsop was built near Astoria to provide shelter for the winter There were no ships available to return by sea They determined to return overland They returned to St Louis September 23 1806 The country had given them up for lost Now they were heros and the names of Lewis and Clark would be forever linked The two men have been jointly honored with many medals They appear on the Lewis and Clark Exposition Gold Dollars Lewis appears on the date side Clark appears on the denomination side Dies were by Charles E Barber from Charles Wilson Peale s portraits Authorized mintage was 250 000 pieces In 1904 25 000 were struck 9997 issued and the remaining 15003 melted In 1905 35 000 were minted 10 000 issued and 15 000 melted The Lewis and Clark Cent


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    John Armstrong

    (1717 - 1795)

    he was commissioned brigadier general He commanded troops in South Carolina His military accomplishments in the Revolutionary War were unremarkable and did not live up to his earlier fame He served in the Continental Congress 1779 to 1880 and again 1787 to 1788 He died at Carlisle Pennsylvania Armstrong was honored by the Kittanning Destroyed medal Dies were by Edward Duffield Original medals in silver Betts 400 were produced outside the mint after 1756 The dies were brought to the mint about 1800 and used to strike medals Replacement dies were produced in the mint about 1874 and used to produce mint medals Julian MI 33 The mint has also produced modern copies USM 428 bio BDC DAB WWWA H


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    George Hampden Lovett

    (1824 - 1894)

    e They had a daughter Later married Anna A Later married Mary Turzanski September 7 1868 They had three sons At age 16 he began to work for his father He continued as an engraver and diesinker He cut the seal for the ANS in 1867 Shortly afterward he joined the ANS December 23 1867 He engraved the printing plates for their membership certificates and cut the dies for the 1876 membership medals He advertised in Volume 1 Number 1 of the AJN for May 1866 as a Medalist and Seal Engraver His address at the time was 131 Fulton Street in New York He later advertised in AJN from April 1879 through October 1890 His address was 192 Broadway in New York He died in Brooklyn He Engraved dies for many medals New York State Agricultural Society Julian AM 62 Wisconsin State Agriculture


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    Ralph Joseph Menconi

    (1915 - 1972)

    1932 33 National Academy of Design 1933 36 Received BFA from Yale University School of Fine Arts in 1939 Served with the Corps of Engineers during WW II Married Marjorie Livingston Ewen October 12 1946 They had a son and a daughter Served as village trustee 1959 to 1964 and police commissioner 1960 to 1964 Received DFA from Hamilton College in 1971 He is known to have designed about 500 medals These included the Nixon Inaugural medal and several medals for the U S Apollo space flight program Served on the American Bicentennial Commission for coins and medals Named Sculptor of the year by the ANA in 1971 He designed the 1972 Bicentennial Medal He died at home in Pleasantville New York bio Fielding P F gives DOB as 6 15 1915 WWWA 6 obit CW 12 6 72 photo NN 12 12 7


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    James G. Carney

    (1804 - 1869)

    James G Carney Born in Boston Massachusetts Married Clarissa Willett Bank cashier in Boston 1825 to 1828 Moved to Lowell Massachusetts in 1828 Treasurer of Lowell Institution for Savings 1833 to 1869 In 1858 he donated 100 to the city of Lowell as an endowment to purchase school medals His intent was to produce six silver medals each year three for male students and three for female students Dies were prepared and medals Julian SC 28 were struck at the Philadelphia Mint They were more expensive than anticipated In 1859 Carney contributed another 100 to support the increased cost Carney appears on the obverse of the medal They were issued from 1859 until at least 1906


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    Francis Pessolano-Filos

    (1900 - 1989)

    Francis Pessolano Filos Born in Naples Italy Attended University of Rome law school Came to U S at age 22 Author of The Assay medals amp the Assay Commissions 1841 1977 published in 1983 at 50 The Venus Numismatics Dictionary of Artists Designers Modellers Engravers and Die Sinkers Whose Works Were Commissioned by or Struck by the United States Mint 1792 1977 published in 1983 at 45 Selected Washington Medals amp Tokens published in 1984 at 55 and Medals of Presidents Secretaries of the Treasury amp Director


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    (Stephen) Grover Cleveland

    (1837 - 1908)

    e bank series of 1914 1000 Federal Reserve Note series of 1928 and 1934 1000 Gold Certificate series of 1928 and 1934 Cleveland appears on the Presidential mint medal Julian PR 23 with dies by Charles Barber Modern copies USM 122 are sold by the Mint Cleveland appears on the Assay Commission Medal for 1886 AC 29 1887 AC 30 1888 AC 31 and 1889 AC 32 The 1886 and 1887 medals were 33 mm with dies by Barber and Morgan The 1888 and 1889 medals are 76 mm and used the same die used for the Cleveland Presidential medal Julian PR 23 For the second interrupted term Cleveland appears on the Assay Commission Medals for 1894 AC 38 1895 AC 39 1896 AC 40 and 1897 AC 41 The 1895 medal was 76mm The others were 33mm bio ApCAB BDEB DAB EAB Failor Limpert NCAB


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    Maurice Frankenhuis

    (1894 - 1969)

    Maurice Frankenhuis Born in the Netherlands Married with two daughters His family was imprisoned during World War II but they all survived During the First World War living in a neutral country he collected medals from both sides He commissioned a medal A Tribute to the Six Million rdquo also known as The Holocaust Medal He donated a collection of medals in 1962 to the Museum Ha rsquo aretz in Tel Aviv Israel Another collection was given to the British Museum He assembled another collection of medals made for Adolph Hitler He died in New York City Obit CW 10 22 1969


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    Albert Romer Frey

    (1858 - 1926)

    elieved that for every dollar spent on coins a dollar should be spent on references He also collected stamps Author of A Dictionary of Sobriquets and Nicknames in 1888 In 1914 the ANS published The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 It was a pioneering effort in an almost unknown area of numismatics Author of Dictionary of Numismatic Names in 1917 reprinted in 1947 Author of Tokens and medals Relating to Numismatists and Coin Dealers He was secretary of the Shakespeare Society for 30 years Frey was co founder of the New York Numismatic Club in 1908 first vice president 1908 to 1921 and president 1919 to 1921 The club honored Frey with a medal in 1924 Dies were by J M Swanson Twelve silver medals and 29 or 30 bronze medals were struck by the Medallic Art Company Mr Frey re


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    Moritz Furst



    Moritz Furst Born in Bosing near Presburg Hungary now Bratislavia Yugoslavia Studied die sinking in Vienna He was recruited by the American consul Thomas Appelton to come work for the U S Mint He arrived in Philadelphia in 1808 He discovered there was no job waiting for him He established his own business as die sinker and seal engraver in Philadelphia He executed medals for the heroes of the War of 1812 He moved to New York City about 1830 Returned to Europe in 1841 P F gives date of death as 1834 He designed or engraved the following medals American Academy of Arts and Sci Julian AM 1 Major General Jacob Brown Julian MI 11 Colonel George Crogan Julian MI 12 Major General Edmund P Gaines Julian MI 13 Major Gen William Henry Harrison Julia


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