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Man holding coins. Flickr photo by Photographer Marco Verch (CC BY-SA 2.0)

"A slight man with a Jimmy Durante profile, Frank Gasparro [Chief Engraver of the United States Mint] had strong, large hands and liked to work in alabaster. When he introduced himself to strangers as a sculptor, he had a ready reply when they asked where they might find his work. 

"'It's in your pocket,' he said." 

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