Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Attended University of Chattanooga 1952 to 1955. Served in U.S. Air Force 1956 to 1960. Married Patricia A. Parnell August 16, 1963. They have a daughter. Free-lance artist in Chatanooga 1967 to 1986. He joined the staff at the Philadelphia Mint August 18, 1986, and retired November 30, 1992. In 1993 he received the ANA Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture.
He engraved the dies for these Mint products:
George and Ira Gershwin gold medal (1988)
Bicentennial of Congress dollar (1989)
Eisenhower Centennial dollar of 1990 reverse
Andrew Wyeth Congressional Gold Medal obverse and reverse (USM 950, 951) 1989
Yosemite National Park Centennial Medal obverse in 1990 (USM 958, 959)
Matthew B. Ridgway Congressional Gold Medal reverse in 1991 (USM 430, 431)
Colin Powell Congressional Gold Medal obverse and reverse in 1991 George
Bush presidential medal reverse (1991)
Mount Rushmore dollar reverse (1991)
White House dollar reverse (1992)
bio: CCUS; WWA 94, 04
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Biography of U.S. Mint engraver Chester Martin. Created October 23, 2017 and published on the chattanoogan.com, September 24, 2019. Original URL is https://www.chattanoogan.com/2017/10/23/357186/Chester-Martin-Remembers-His-Career.aspx.
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