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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 33, August 15, 2010, Article 10

QUIZ ANSWER: MONOGRAMS OF AMERICAN COIN AND MEDAL ARTISTS

Along with last week's announcement of Dick Johnson's new book on Monograms of American Coin and Medal Artists, I challenged readers to see if anyone could identify four unidentified artist monographs taken from Dick's book. -Editor

Monogram Mystery1 Monogram Mystery2 Monogram Mystery3 Monogram Mystery4

Pete Smith writes:

Your question about artist monograms proved to be a challenge for me and I am not convinced that I found the right answers.

1. The letters in the monogram suggest Anthony de Francisci. However, this is not the monogram found on the Peace Dollar. I could not find an illustration of a medal with this monogram.

2. This one was easy and represents John Flanagan although he used a variety of monograms on his medals.

3. This looks quite a bit like the monogram for Laura Gardin Fraser although her monogram usually has a more prominent 'L'.

4. Of course I immediately thought of Hieronymus Holzschuber but I could not find a medal in my collection with his monogram. Next I thought of Henry Herrick but his name is on the Mint Medal without a monogram. I found a reference to a Henry Hering "HH" monogram on the base of a sculpture but I have not found it on a coin or medal.

Obviously there is a need for a reference on such monograms and I look forward to buying a copy later this week.

Pete was right on the money with his answers to the first three. The four monogram belongs to Henry Hering. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NEW BOOK: MONOGRAMS OF AMERICAN COIN AND MEDAL ARTISTS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n32a04.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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