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Moritz Furst

 (1782 - 1841)
Moritz Furst was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York / Austria, Italy, Hungary.  Moritz Furst is known for medalist, engraver, and die-sinker.

Biography   Moritz Furst


A Hungarian born medalist*, engraver* and die-sinker*, Morris Furst emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia where he worked for the United States Mint.  He had training in Vienna, Austria including studies in die-sinking.  For the Mint, he completed three engraved medals in 1817:  James Monroe Indian Peace Medal, Stephen Decatur Medal, and Lieutenant Stephen Cassin Medal.

"In 1807 he was asked by American consul at Leghorn, Italy, to come to America and work as an engraver for the U.S. Mint.  When he arrived the following Spring, he found there was no position for him at the Mint.

He set up a business on his own as a seal engraver, die-sinker, and steel engraver and remained in Philadelphia until   ...  Displaying 750 of 4950 characters.

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