(1774 - 1823)
Robert Scot was active/lived in Pennsylvania / England. Robert Scot is known for Coin, portrait and plate engraving, medallic art, watchmaker.
Biography Robert Scot
Before the first coins were ever struck, U.S. Mint officials understood the importance of maintaining the integrity of American coinage. America's coins not only needed to be of standardized weight, but had to be reflective of the newly independent nation's pride and power. In order to ensure that attention to design was a primary consideration, Mint officials created the position of Chief Engraver and Sculptor. The first individual to be appointed to this post was Robert Scot, who served from 1793 until his death in 1823.
Scot was born in 1744, yet there is discrepancy as to precisely where. Some records show that he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, while others list him as a native of England. It is, however, known that Scot began
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