Category Archives: African American Coin Designers

Do You Have a Quarter? If Yes, Flip it Over You Might Have a Black History Collectible

If you have a quarter in your pocket right now I want you to flip it over. If it is dated 2009 and for Washington DC you would have the quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. A Black History … Continue reading

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Ed Dwight, African American Sculptor, Air Force Test Pilot,Trained Astronaut, Systems Engineer, Real Estate Developer and Sculptor Designed the Reverse of the Black Patriot Coin

An amazing man Ed Dwight, the first African American to be trained as an astronaut, designed the Black Patriots Memorial, including the image on the coin’s reverse side of the Black Patriot Commemorative Coin. He had many careers and his … Continue reading

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Crispus Attucks Commemorative Silver Dollar 1998-The First Black Patriot to Die in the Revolutionary War

When most people think of the men who fought for the United States’ freedom, many are unaware  that the first patriot to die was an African American man named Crispus Attucks. He was killed by the British in the Boston … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could See the Original Designs for The George Washington Carver Coin

When I found out that the original designs for the George Washington Carver coin were rejected I have been searching for pictures of them. If you read the earlier posts you know that Issac Scott Hathaway did the design for … Continue reading

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African American Coins-Issac Scott Hathaway and George Washington Carver Worked Together

An interesting fact: In 1943,Issac Scott Hathaway sculpted his first bust of George Washington Carver. The original bust stood twelve inches tall. Hathaway and George Washington Carver taught at Tuskegee at the same time, and their friendship developed over Hathaway’s … Continue reading

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Isaac Scott Hathaway-The First African American to Design a US Coin

One day a young boy went to the museum with is mom. He looked at the artistic sculpture and wondered why there was no pieces representing African Americans. It was then that he decided that he would become an Artist … Continue reading

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