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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 & 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 & Tokens published in 1984 at $55; and Medals of Presidents, Secretaries of the Treasury & Directors of the Mint, 1789-1981: Biographical Sketches & Annotations, Indices & Correspondence by the Author with U. S. Mint Officials and Congressional Leaders published in 1987 at $85.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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