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Kentucky Rough Riders to Host Historical Coin Expert at OMFA

obo art 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/5/14) — Michael Moran will present The Genesis of a Coin Design 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.

Moran is the author of “Striking Change: The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens” which explores Roosevelt's contribution to the design of U.S. coins. During the presentation, Roosevelt's presidential inaugural medal, a bust of Roosevelt by sculptor James Earle Fraser and an Edith Roosevelt coin will be on display.

The Kentucky Rough Riders, a group dedicated to honoring the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, will host the event. Members of the River Cities Coin Club also will be in attendance.

Roosevelt, the nation's 26th president, was instrumental in beautifying American coinage. He approached Saint-Gaudens about designing the now famous image for the $20 gold coin, known as a Double Eagle, produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. Saint-Gaudens patterned the image, considered one of the most beautiful of all U.S. coins, from his sculpture Angel of Victory.

Moran, an Owensboro native who lives in Lexington, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Association and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. He was actively involved with the design of the Edith Roosevelt coin, part of the U.S. Mint's First Spouse Series, and will share fascinating behind the scenes stories of how the final design was determined.

"We are pleased the Kentucky Rough Riders wanted to host this event at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Coins are one example of how art impacts our lives on a daily basis as well as the history of our nation," said OMFA Director Mary Bryan Hood. "Mr. Moran's experiences promise to make for an intriguing program."

Moran will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Lora Wimsatt, president of the Kentucky Rough Riders, said several 2013 Presidential $1 coins featuring Roosevelt will be given away as door prizes.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica Street, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to www.omfa.us or call (270) 685-3181.

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