Jul 13, 2012, 04:20 PM
MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO
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?
(Signed) Teddy Roosevelt”
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Jul 13, 2012 04:20 PM