By Don Wolfe RM981
The first coin of this carver has been in my collection for a few years. I was able to purchase the second coin from Owen Covert when I saw the distinctive resemblance to the coin I already had. I talked with Art DelFavero about the coins and sent him pictures. He was able to locate a match for the third one. After looking at the coins, I decided that I liked the name “Wrinkles” because of the lines in the face are so similar.
The Carving Characteristics for “Wrinkles” are listed as follows:
- High domed hat with the brim that comes to a point at the front and back. The brim may or may not have horizontal lines cut into it.
- The hat band does not have a bow but has horizontal lines cut into it for shading.
- Liberty and dates are still on coins, but various dates were used.
- Hair and beard are punched.
- Profile is altered at the bridge of the nose.
- The collar is comprised of two slightly curved but parallel lines with interior lines cut in for shading.
- The ear is in the approximate center of the head and has the center cut out.
- The field has been smoothed.
- And of course the wrinkle lines cut into the forehead, at the corner of the eye, and at the side of the nose and mouth.