Former York countian has hand on Lincoln dollar, too
U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver Don Everhart created this design for the new Lincoln dollar. Background posts: Engraver’s work keeps his name in circulation, Is Civil War-era cash buried around Hanover? and Engraver’s image: Going to market a longtime York County pastime
Last time Don Everhart made the news, the former York countian had designed a John Quincy Adams presidential coin.
This time, he helped make the new Abraham Lincoln dollar, as the following AP/York Daily Record/Sunday News story attests:
During Wednesday’s anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the United States Mint unveiled designs for a new commemorative silver dollar bearing the likeness of President Abraham Lincoln.
“It is my great honor to represent the United States Mint on the 145th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” U.S. Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart said in a news release. “It is also my great privilege to introduce the designs for the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar to the American people.”
The heads side of the Lincoln silver dollar was sculpted by Don Everhart, according to the news release. Everhart, a U.S. Mint sculptor-engraver in Philadelphia, grew up in York County and is a graduate of Central York High School.
The Mint is authorized to issue 500,000 of the Lincoln coins in 2009 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1809.
The Mint said it will accept orders for the silver dollar starting in early 2009.