Full name: Adolph Alexander Weinman (WeingÃ¤rtner-)
Born: December 11, 1870 in Karlsruhe, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Died: August 8, 1952 in Port Chester, New York, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Art Competitions
Sculptor, engraver and coin designer Adolph Weinman was a native German from the Karlsruhe region. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 with his family. Like many immigrants to the United States, Adolph changed his last name, from WeingÃ¤rtner to Weinman, in order to convert it into a more English name.
Weinman became especially known for his coin productions. He designed the famous silver Mercury Dime and his silver half dollar became known as the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, in use from 1916-47, whose motif was later used for the Silver Eagle, first produced in 1986, and a 10-cent coin. However, he also created numerous statues commissioned by a New York architecture practice. History largely classifies Weinman as a famous medalist, but he did not like this designation and was insistent that he wanted to be known as an architectural sculptor.
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