She received international acclaim early in her career for her portrait medallions, and in 1972 Jones was awarded the Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture by the American Numismatic Association - Elizabeth Jones was the last presidentially appointed and congressionally approved US Mint Chief Engraver. The first and only woman to hold that prestigious position, she served from 1981 to 1990, during which time some of the most important US modern coins were designed and released.As specified in Public Law 99-61, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Was to use the funds collected from coin sale surcharges to restore and renovate the Statue of Liberty and the facilities used for immigration at Ellis Island and to establish an endowment that would ensure the continued upkeep and maintenance of these monuments. Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law. - - The obverse design of the coin features a close-up view of Liberty. The reverse features a design of an eagle in flight.
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