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American History Press in Staunton, Virginia is pleased to announce the publication and availability of our newest book: “Robert Scot –
Engraving Liberty” by William F. Nyberg.
As many of you know, Robert Scot was an important figure in early American colonial history, and a friend of such luminaries as Thomas
Jefferson and George Washington. He was a prolific engraver, and much of his work can be found on early American coinage, maps [including
the famous Siege of Yorktown map], paper currency, and various medals and books. In addition, the first encyclopedia published in America
was enhanced by his superb work.
Until now despite his significant achievements, this friend of the Founding Fathers has largely remained unknown to both historians and
the general American public. William Nyberg’s extensive research of Scot and the world he lived in now allows his story to be told for the
first time. This enthralling biography justifiably places Robert Scot among the most important and influential of early American artists.
“A superb work and important contribution to the study of early American numismatics. Nyberg's engaging narrative, built upon
hundreds of primary sources, is equally authoritative and readable. A complete examination of Scot's engraving work, including coins,
medals, paper money, seals and revenue stamps, is long overdue, and Nyberg is fully up to the task.” - Leonard Augsburger, co-author of
The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint
"In this well-written and carefully researched book, William Nyberg has given life to a shadowy figure from the early years of the
Philadelphia Mint. Not only was Chief Engraver Robert Scot a superb line engraver, but his efforts on our coinage have now emerged to give
him a long overdue recognition. Those collectors interested in our early coinage will do well to obtain this fine reference for their
library." - - Robert Julian, author of Medals of the United States Mint
"The wealth of new information found within this volume sheds new light, greatly enhancing the respect and admiration for the work
of Robert Scot." - - Steve Tompkins, author of Early United States Quarters 1796-1838
Format: 6" x 9" paperback on permanent paper, printed in the United States
Pages 252, including Preface and Acknowledgments, Text, Chapter Notes, Appendix: Robert Scot Register of Engravings,
Bibliography, Index, About the Author
Illustrations: 76 [printed on coated paper, and arranged in an Image Gallery] which include maps, copper plates, coins, paper
currency, period photographs, period engravings, newspaper advertisements and paintings
ISBN 10: 1-939995-09-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-939995-09-4
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2015931682
Price: $24.95 (Bulk order rates are available upon request)
“Robert Scot – Engraving Liberty” is available from www.Americanhistorypress.com,
Amazon.com, or your favorite local bookstore.
As an added incentive to our fellow Virginians, if you purchase the book on our website and use the discount code “vacoin” you will
receive a 10% discount.
We would like to spread the news about this book to everyone who might have an interest, so questions, comments or suggestions are most
For more information, or to order, see:
Robert Scot Engraving Liberty
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NEW BOOK: ROBERT SCOT - ENGRAVING
Wayne Homren, Editor
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