Thomas G. Melish

Thomas Gatch Melish (October 28, 1876 – February 15, 1948)[1] was a Cincinnati entrepreneur and coin collector. In the 1930s, Melish was responsible for two United States commemorative coin issues, the Cincinnati Musical Center half dollar and the Cleveland Centennial half dollar.[2][3]

Melish was a descendant of Jacob Bromwell, founder of Jacob Bromwell, Inc.


  1. ^ "Thomas Melish in the 1940 Census | Ancestry". Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  2. ^ "Commemorative Coins of the United States". Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  3. ^ "Story trumps rarity for 1936 Cleveland commem - Numismatic News". Numismatic News. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-10-08.