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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 47, November 21, 2010, Article 26

GEORGE O. COLT: THE DIESINKER WHO DIED IN THE OUTHOUSE

Katie Jaeger writes:

I tripped on this macabre but amusing 1870 news item while doing a general search on the term "die sinker" in the New York Times archive. I thought your readers might enjoy it. Does anyone know of works by this George O. Colt?

Here are a few images I snipped from the article. Colt's death was ruled accidental. -Editor

Death of Die Sinker George Colt


Death of Die Sinker George Colt


Death of Die Sinker George Colt

Dick Johnson adds:

Amusing! George O. Colt is not in my databank of coin, medal and token engravers.

Reminds me when I was going through Philadelphia Mint correspondence with Walter Breen in January 1954 and we found a letter where they ran out of toilet paper at the Mint in Philadelphia. The Superintendent made a frantic appeal by letter to the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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