Tag: Frank Gasparro

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Interview: Former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan met up with former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti to discuss Mercanti’s relationship with U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro; Mercanti’s approach to the coin design process; his work on the American Silver Eagle and the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar; the U.S. Mint engraver he considers to be this generation’s Laura […]

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated zinc. It was the end of an era for the “penny,” which had become too expensive to produce with its 95-percent copper composition; the cost of making the one-cent piece […]

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large’s desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute need to find a replacement for the silver dollars it used to feed tens of thousands of slot machines. This “need”, and the recent passing of beloved war-hero-turned-President Dwight D. […]

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40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters–they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s, and I was just foraying into the world of coin collecting. As those who were involved in the coin industry will remember, the early ‘90s was a pretty staid […]

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Frank Gasparro

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Frank Gasparro

Frank Gasparro (August 26, 1909 – September 29, 2001) was an American medalist and coin designer. From 1965 to 1981, Gasparro served as the 10th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, replacing Gilroy Roberts, who left in 1965 to head the Franklin Mint. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and […]

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious how one of the smallest nations on Earth–an island barely above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean–somehow manages to produce an unexpectedly large number of Not […]

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

The Artwork of Medallic Sculptor Elizabeth Jones – Video: 6:15

Numismatist Ray Herz offers this fascinating look at the career of medallic sculptor Elizabeth Jones. Jones was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to replace outgoing Chief Engraver of the United States Mint Frank Gasparro. Jones famously designed the 1982 Washington commemorative half dollar, and numerous other U.S. commemorative coins. She was the last Chief Engraver of the United States appointed […]

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Seldom Seen Bicentennial Gold Medal at ANA National Money Show Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Seldom Seen Bicentennial Gold Medal at ANA National Money Show Auction

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the official auctioneer of the 2015 American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show and will conduct an auction featuring more than 1440 lots that covers a range of U.S. and colonial coins, patterns, private issues and medals. The auction kicks off at […]

First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read: Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Coins & Collectors: Golden Anniversary Edition by Q. David Bowers The pursuit of knowledge has many facets, not the least of which is the exploration of context. Throughout his 60-year […]

Five Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

Five Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker  for CoinWeek….   YouTube, that veritable cornucopia of pirated television shows, videos for every album track ever, and annoying oranges, continues to surprise us with the sheer depth of topics with which someone with a few too many free moments on his or her hands can indulge the rest […]

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

For Coins, This Is a Postmodern Era (or, R.I.P. The Modern Era: 1932-1982)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony dollars, known as “Susies”by many collectors, were the second copper-nickel dollar coin produced for circulation in this country. The first was the Eisenhower dollar in 1971, designed by Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro. When the new Anthony dollar was authorized in 1978 Gasparro also produced the design for this coin (the reverse of […]

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