The following news release was issued by American History Press on the publication of
Robert Scot: Engraving Liberty, numismatic researcher Bill
Nyberg's new biography on the first chief engraver of the United States Mint :
Scot was without doubt the most prolific of Colonial American
engravers. His patriotic symbols inspired sentiments of rebellion,
unity and liberty throughout the Revolutionary period and on into the
early 19th century. His highly skilled engravings depicted important
historical events, such as a detailed map of the Siege of Yorktown,
and included the original design for the Great Seal of the
United States, various medals, coins and paper currency.
addition, the first encyclopedia published in America was enhanced by
his superb scientific engravings. Until now, despite his significant
achievements, this friend of the Founding Fathers has largely remained
unknown to both historians and the general American public. William
Nyberg’s extensive research of Scot and his world now allows his story
to be told for the first time.
enthralling biography justifiably places Robert Scot among the most
important and influential of early American artists.
superb work and important contribution to the study of early American
numismatics. Nyberg's engaging narrative, built upon hundreds of
primary sources, is equally authoritative and readable. A complete
examination of Scot's engraving work, including coins, medals, paper
money, seals and revenue stamps, is long overdue, and Nyberg is fully
up to the task.” — Leonard Augsburger, co-author of The Secret
History of the First U.S. Mint.
About the Author: William F. Nyberg is a member of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of
Philadelphia, and the American Numismatic Association. He learned the
lost art of silversmithing at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. He has an
MBA from Seattle University, works in the aerospace industry, and is a
member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has previously
published articles of numismatic research in the John Reich Journal.
Book Format: 6" x 9" paperback on permanent paper,
printed in the United States.
Pages: 252, including Preface and Acknowledgments, text,
Chapter Notes, Appendix: Robert Scot Register of Engravings,
Bibliography, Index, About the Author
Illustrations: 76, including maps, copper plates, coins, paper
currency, period photographs, period engravings, newspaper
advertisements and paintings
ISBN 10: 1-939995-09-4
ISBN 13: 978-1939995-09-4 LCCN: 2015931682
Price: $24.95 (Bulk order rates are available
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