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Adolph Alexander Weinman

Biography

Born in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany. Came to New York in 1880. Studied at Cooper Institute and Art Student's League. Became assistant to Saint Gaudens. Married Margaret Lucille Landman November 23, 1898. They had three children including Howard K. Weinman and Robert A. Weinman. He opened his own studio in 1904.

Employed as a sculptor after 1901. He executed many sculptures and monuments for public buildings. He designed the J. Sanford Saltus Award for ANS in 1918 and received that award two years later in 1920. He died in Port Chester Hospital in New York.

He designed the Mercury Dime issued 1916-1945 and Walking Liberty Half Dollar issued 1916-1947. The Walking Liberty design was used again for the one ounce silver eagle bullion coins. They were first struck in 1986.

bio: Fielding; NCAB 62; P-F; WWWA-3; WWWAmArt; NUM 62 Aug 1949 page 478; CW 3/30/1983

obit: NUM 65 Nov 1952 page 1115

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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