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Everhart autographs NGC labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has signed a deal with retired U.S. Mint lead sculptor Don Everhart.

He will individually autograph the firm’s certification labels. The artist worked for the Mint from 2004 to July of this year.

The special Everhart label is shown on these two slabs. The March of Dimes dollar, on the right, was the Coin of the Year’s Most Inspirational Coin for 2015-dated coins.

Though he is now retired, his work is still being issued by the Mint. It is featured on the 2018 World War I Centennial silver dollar and the 2018 World War I Centennial Army Medal, both of which he sculpted.

“The addition of Don Everhart to the NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program adds the last – and most prolific – official sculptor-engraver of the U.S. Mint,” said Miles Standish, NGC vice president. “We are honored to work with someone with such outstanding credentials.”

NGC said Everhart has been involved in the creation of hundreds of coins, including some of the most memorable Mint issues of the last decade. Among these is the distinctive eagle design that he engraved for the reverse of the 2015-W American Liberty High Relief $100 (the first $100 gold coin ever issued by the United States) and the 2016 American Liberty silver medals.

He was also involved in the creation of numerous commemoratives, such as the intricate reverse design of the 2015 March of Dimes commemorative silver dollar, which won a Coin of the Year Award for Most Inspirational Coin. He also sculpted the obverse and designed and sculpted the reverse of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins, the first concave coins produced by the U.S. Mint.

In addition, he designed the reverse of the 2007-2016 U.S. Presidential $1 Series (which features a spectacular rendering of the Statue of Liberty), as well as 14 of the 39 obverses, including those of John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Everhart joins NGC’s impressive roster of label signers, which includes John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and designer of the American silver Eagle reverse; Ed Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint; and Elizabeth Jones, the 11th Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the United States Mint.

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