Joseph Wright (July 16, 1756 – September 13, 1793), born in Bordentown, New Jersey, was a portrait painter who was affiliated with the United States Mint in the late 1700s. It is thought that either he or Henry Voigt designed the Liberty Cap Cent, although most historians and numismatists today credit the design to Wright. He also presumably designed the 1792 Quarter dollar pattern. He was George Washington's original choice for the Chief Engraver of the Mint, but he died before being inducted into the position.

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  • Joseph Wright (July 16, 1756 – September 13, 1793), born in Bordentown, New Jersey, was a portrait painter who was affiliated with the United States Mint in the late 1700s. It is thought that either he or Henry Voigt designed the Liberty Cap Cent, although most historians and numismatists today credit the design to Wright. He also presumably designed the 1792 Quarter dollar pattern. He was George Washington's original choice for the Chief Engraver of the Mint, but he died before being inducted into the position. (en)
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  • Joseph Wright (July 16, 1756 – September 13, 1793), born in Bordentown, New Jersey, was a portrait painter who was affiliated with the United States Mint in the late 1700s. It is thought that either he or Henry Voigt designed the Liberty Cap Cent, although most historians and numismatists today credit the design to Wright. He also presumably designed the 1792 Quarter dollar pattern. He was George Washington's original choice for the Chief Engraver of the Mint, but he died before being inducted into the position. (en)
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