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195-160211 In the Treasure Corner - James B. Longacre, Engraver With a Problem

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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Direct download: 195longacre.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 11:25pm CDT
Comments[1]

  • 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.

    posted by: Dick Stout on 2016-02-19 16:41:33

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