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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Feb 26, 2016

Who designs our coins? 

The Chief Engraver of the United States?  Sometimes.

An artist or sculptor invited by the US Mint?  Sometimes.

You?  Maybe!  

The World War One Centennial Commission has bravely invited all voting-age Americans to enter the competition to design a new silver dollar.  

I cover the basic details...

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...