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    1904 letter launchin America's Saint-Gaudens' 1907 coinage redesign to be auctioned

    Famed Teddy Roosevelt letter to
    Treasury Secretary Shaw, suggesting Saint-Gaudens be hired to address our coinage’s “atrocious hideousness,” had been misplaced for more than a century and presumed destroyed

    The letter reads:
    “My dear Secretary Shaw:
    “I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness. Would it be possible, without asking permission of Congress, to employ a man like Saint-Gaudens to give us a coinage that would have some beauty?
    “Sincerely yours,
    (Signed) Teddy Roosevelt”



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    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jul 13, 2012 at 05:23 PM.

 

 

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