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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Sep 25, 2015

Beginning coin collectors learn many terms unknown to the general public, and one of the first terms they encounter is "VDB."  These initials refer to Victor David Brenner, the designer of the longest-running United States coin of all time, the Lincoln Penny.  

Who was originally hired by Theodore Roosevelt to redesign...

Sep 11, 2015

Memorial back or wheat back? 

Did Ike really look like that? 

And that Susan B. Anthony dollar - what was THAT all about?

Frank Gasparro was the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and it was his job to design our United States coins. 

Here are his hits and misses. 

Mostly misses.

For better or worse, the...