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Joseph Wright, First US Mint Engraver


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His Family's Influence During the Early Years Story of America's first engraver of the mint who died of Yellow Fever in 1793 before he was confirmed. This presentation includes information about: *his parents and why his mother learned to sculpt wax how his mother who lived in London may have been a spy for the Colonies Joseph's travels to America that ended in shipwreck Evidence that his wife Sara may have been the model for the 1792 quarter pattern Speaker(s): P. Scott Rubin.
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