James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre (1794 – 1869) was born and died in Pennsylvania. Longacre was chief engraver for the U.S. Mint from 1844 until his death.

Longacre’s most famous design is the Indian Head Cent. He also designed the Flying Eagle Cent (influenced by Gobrecht), two cent piece, three cent nickel, shield nickel, $1 Liberty Head, $1 and $3 Indian Princess and the $20 Liberty Double Eagle. He also designed many patterns and coins for both the U.S. and other countries.

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