(1785 - 1844)
Christian Gobrecht was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Christian Gobrecht is known for engraver and die-sinker, medallist.
Biography Christian Gobrecht
Christian Gobrecht (1785 - 1844) was the third Chief Engraver and Sculptor of the United States Mint, serving from 1840 until his death. He was a talented and ambitious individual who created many important designs, several of which would become staples of American numismatic history.
Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Gobrecht demonstrated an early inclination towards artistic and engraving work. As a young man he served an apprenticeship for a clockmaker in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Afterwards he moved to Baltimore, where he perfected his engraving skills in ornamental designs. In 1811, he moved to Philadelphia to join the prestigious bank-note firm Murray, Draper, Fairman and Company. There, Gobrecht established his reputation as a compe
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