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Elizabeth A. B. Jones

Biography

Received B.A. from Vassar in 1957. Studied at the Art Students League 1958 to 1960. Later she studied in Rome and worked in Italy 1962 to 1964. Designed medals for the Franklin Mint. In 1972 she received the ANA Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. Nominated as Chief Engraver by President Reagan and sworn in on October 27, 1981. She was the first woman to serve as Chief Sculptor-Engraver. Married to Ludwig Glaeser April 26, 1986. Her resignation was accepted by President Bush and her service ended December 13, 1990. She was the first chief engraver to resign from office prior to retirement age. Jones designed several coins: 1982 Washington Commemorative half dollar 1983 Olympic silver dollar 1986 Statue of Liberty $5 gold coin 1988 Olympic $5 gold obverse She designed this medal: James A. Baker obverse (USM 231) bio: CCUS; Fielding; P-F; WWAmArt 91-92 profile: NUM 90 Mar 1977 pages 485-495

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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