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Salathiel Ellis


Born in Windsor County, Vermont (or Toronto, Canada). Married with five children. Worked as a cameo cutter in St. Lawrence, New York. He moved to New York City in 1842. In 1858 he moved to a farm in Dodge County, Minnesota. He died in San Jose, California.

Designed or engraved the dies for these medals:

Japanese Embassy medal (Julian CM-22)

Millard Fillmore obverse (Julian IP-30, IP-31)

Franklin Pierce obverse (Julian IP-32, IP-33)

James Buchanan obverse (Julian IP-34,35,36,37)

Abraham Lincoln obverse (Julian IP-38, IP-39)

State Department Lifesaving (Julian LS-1)

Winfield Scott obverse (Julian MI-26)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (Julian PE-36)

bio: Fielding; Loubat; NYHSD; P-F. (*Several biographies give conflicting information. Fielding and NYHSD give DOB as 1860, an obvious error. Loubat and P-F give DOB as 1806. DOB, DOD and other facts shown are from Minnesota Biographies 1655-1912 in ABA)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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