Sunday, April 9, 2017

Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint

This was originally a page I set up on the site. Thought I would share as a post, too.

The Chief Engraver is the person who is in charge of coin design and engraving of dies at all four United States Mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point. The position was created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792, and placed within the Department of Treasury that produces circulating coinage for the United States. As of 2015, the position is vacant.

List of Chief Engravers

Robert Scot (1793 until his death in 1823)
William Kneass (1824 until his death in 1840)
Christian Gobrecht (1840 until his death in 1844)
James B. Longacre (1844 until his death in 1869)
William Barber (1869 until his death in 1879)
Charles E. Barber (1879 until his death in 1917)
George T. Morgan (1917 until his death in 1925)
John R. Sinnock (1925 until his death in 1947)
Gilroy Roberts (1948 to 1964)
Frank Gasparro (1965 to 1981)
Elizabeth Jones (1981 to 1991)
Vacant (1991 to 2006)
John Mercanti (2006 to 2010)
Vacant (2010 to present)

(Information from Wikipedia)

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