(1807 - 1879)
William Barber was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts / England. William Barber is known for dollar bill engraving, medallic art.
Biography William Barber
William Barber was the fifth Chief Engraver and Sculptor of the United States Mint, serving from 1869 until his sudden death in 1879. A skillful artist, Barber produced a number of impressive designs for coins, medals, and commemoratives. However, despite these accomplishments, Barber remains one of only two Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint in the 19th century not to have designed any major circulating coinage.
Barber was born on May 2, 1807, and raised in a middle-class neighborhood of London. The son of an engraver, Barber was apprenticed to his father from an early age, and learned typesetting and the basics of engraving. Barber spent the majority of his life in London, where he established himself as a very competent engraver. In
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