American Mint, the Cumberland County-based coin and collectible company, has signed a new license agreement with Curtis Publishing for Saturday Evening Post that will allow the company to produce collectibles bearing the paintings of popular 20th-century artist Norman Rockwell.
“With the new license agreement, we are producing a line of sculpted medallions, pocket watches, collector knives, collector calendars, and collector baseballs in conjunction with Curtis Publishing for Saturday Evening Post, and we are excited to announce this new partnership,” American Mint President Kevin Sacher said in a statement.
The company did not release details of the licensing agreement, and calls this morning to American Mint executives were not immediately returned.
Rockwell made a name for himself as a painter of small-town American life and is well-known for his Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. In 1977, Rockwell was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The artist died at his Stockbridge, Mass., home in 1978. Today, his studio and art are preserved in trust as a museum.
American Mint, based in Upper Allen Township, has been growing over the past several years, adding about 30 jobs and completing a $4 million expansion to its facility in 2012.
At the beginning of this year, the company began offering a $1 trillion platinum coin that is a “representation” of what such a coin would look like if Congress ever approved its issuance as a solution to the country’s national debt.