Adolph A. Weinman designed some of America’s most memorable coinage. A skilled sculptor and engraver, his architectural work is still prominently displayed in monuments and buildings all over United States cities. But Weinman is probably best remembered for his medalist and numismatic work. In 1916, the U.S. Mint released three of his designs as circulating currency–each a masterpiece in […]
A massive spill of one-cent blanks (known as “planchets” to numismatists) on a Delaware highway serves as a reminder that the United States penny is still worth its weight in copper-plated zinc–or, that regardless of quantity, the coin has become more of an inconvenience than a value. You decide. Read the full story here.