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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 50, December 10, 2006, Article 4

EDGAR ZELL STEEVER, 4TH, U.S. MINT SCULPTOR-ENGRAVER

David Ganz forwarded this obituary from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

"Edgar Zell Steever 4th, 91, formerly of Devon, a sculptor-engraver
at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia for 38 years, died of kidney failure
Nov. 26 at Mystic Academy, an assisted-living facility in New London,
Conn.

"Mr. Steever's design projects at the Mint included commemorative pieces,
such as a gold coin honoring Frank Lloyd Wright and a medal honoring
George and Ira Gershwin; currency for foreign countries; half-dollar
coins for the Atlanta Summer Olympics and the centennial of the Statue
of Liberty; and the reverse side of the Virginia state quarter. He was
proud to have so much of his art find its way into people's pockets, his
son Stanford said. Mr. Steever won an art award in 1996 from the
American Numismatic Association. He retired from the Mint in 2002.

"Mr. Steever earned bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from
Yale University, where he met Emily Barringer, a painter. After they
married in 1941, they lived in Talmadge Hill, Conn., where Mr. Steever
taught sculpture and executed numerous commissions, including a life-size
bronze of a leopard, the mascot of Lafayette College in Easton, his
hometown. He joined the Mint in 1964."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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