John Ray Sinnock
(1888 - 1947)
John Ray Sinnock was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New Mexico / Mexico. John Sinnock is known for Portrait medallic art, coin engraving and design.
Biography John Ray Sinnock
John R. Sinnock (1888 - 1947) was the eighth Chief Engraver and Sculptor of the United States Mint. During his tenure at this post, he designed the Roosevelt Dime, the Franklin Half Dollar, assisted with the modern Purple Heart, the Congressional medal awarded to Thomas Edison, and various other medals and commemorative coins. With superb talent and expertise, Sinnock made important contributions to the numismatic community and solidified his place as one of the greatest engravers in American history.
Sinnock demonstrated an early aptitude for the arts. Dedicated to pursuing a career in the artistic field, Sinnock enrolled at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts College of Art & Design)
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