publication . Article . 2015

A Master Medalist, a President, Tuberculosis, and a Congress: Contributions More Lasting than Bronze

Terence Chorba;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2015 Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 21, issue 3, pages 553-554 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract
he initials VDB are well known to collectors of the Lincoln penny, the obverse (front surface) of which reflects the longest-running design in the history of US coinage. In 1909, in its first coinage, VDB appears in embossed format at the bottom of the coin’s reverse, in honor of its designer, Victor David Brenner. The initial San Francisco Mint coin, the 1909-S VDB, remains a sought-after rarity; most collectors never fill the open-mouthed, empty “1909S VDB” hole in their penny albums. Despite a tradition of artists’ signing their names or initials in coinage, controversy arising from the prominence of the VDB initials resulted in their removal that same year. ...
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free text keywords: art science connection, emerging infectious diseases, coins, Lincoln, Roosevelt, art and medicine, About the Cover, A Master Medalist, a President, Tuberculosis, and a Congress: Contributions More Lasting than Bronze, Victor D. Brenner, International Congress on Tuberculosis Medal, 1908, A Master Medalist, a President, Tuberculosis, and a Congress: Contributions More Lasting than Bronze, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216, Bronze, engineering.material, engineering, Ancient history, Literature, business.industry, business, Sicilian, language.human_language, language, Coining (mint), Honor, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Numismatics, Bust
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