Numismatic Dictionary

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designer
The artist responsible for creating a particular design used on a numismatic item. See also engraver.

engraver
The artist responsible for cutting or carving the design of a coin. See also designer.

full strike
A numismatic item that displays the full detail intended by the designer.

Gobrecht Dollar
Silver dollars dated 1836,1838, and 1839 named for their designer, Christian Gobrecht, Chief Engraver from 1840-1844.

VDB
Initials of Victor David Brenner the designer of the Lincoln Cent. Used to describe the 1909 cents where Brenner’s initials appear at the bottom of the reverse before they were removed. Brenner’s initial were added back to the 1918 cent at the truncation of the bust under Lincoln’s shoulder.

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