Who Really Designed the American Dime?

(via Atlas ObscuraThe dime is the smallest coin in U.S. circulation, so it takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, who is credited with sculpting the profile of the 32nd president. However, some credit sculptor Selma Burke, the illustrious Harlem Renaissance sculptor. So where is credit due? The answer is … complicated.

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