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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Feb 12, 2016

Mr. Longacre was in trouble.  His boss didn't like him.  And his boss was Director of the United States Mint.  

But Mr. Longacre had friends in high places.  Like the Presidency.  

Here's the story of the man who served under eight presidents and designed eight of our United States coins, all the while fighting every day to save his job. 

(By the way, that's a self-portrait of Mr. Longacre, along with a few of the coins he designed.)


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Dick Stout
over three years ago

Quite a prolific engraver....loved all those coins. Also I somehow thought of politics today when you mentioned the folks stealing from the mint. Politics as usual.