Jacob Reese Eckfeldt
Born in Philadelphia, son of Adam Eckfeldt. Married Emily M. Levering October 19, 1835. Father of Frederick, Jacob Bausch Eckfeldt and John Wiegand Eckfeldt.
Appointed Assayer of the U. S. Mint April 30, 1832. He held this position for more than forty years.
Author with W. E. Du Bois of A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations in 1842. Author of New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins in 1851.
Following his death Eckfeldt was honored on the reverse of the 1873 Assay Commission medal (Julian AC-12). The 33 mm medal had dies by William Barber.
bio: ApCAB; Evans; Stewart obit: AJN 7 Oct 1872 Page 47Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies