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 James Barton Longacre  (1794 - 1869)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Delaware      Known for: portrait and coin engraving, medallic art

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James Barton Longacre (1794 – 1869) was the fourth Chief Engraver and Sculptor of the United State Mint, serving from 1844 to his death. During his long tenure at the Mint, Longacre produced some of the most beautiful recognizable coins in the history of American numismatics.

Longacre was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Raised in an impoverished household, he left home in search of work at the age of 12. The independent youth ended up in Philadelphia, where he became apprenticed t (showing 500 of 4189 characters).



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