United States Mint
Alfred Maletsky was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1943.
He holds a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied painting, sculpture and graphics.
He also studied at the John Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia.
After leaving art school in 1969, Mr. Maletsky joined the advertising art department of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin for six years.
In 1976, after completing a trial medallic sculpture and several months of free-lance work, Mr. Maletsky joined the Franklin Mint as a sculptor.
For the next sixteen years, he sculpted coin of the realm for the British Virgin Islands, medals depicting renowned works of art, and commemorative medals of U.S. presidents, historic events and various public figures.
Although he left his staff position with the Franklin Mint in 1992, Mr. Maletsky continued to freelance for them, designing and sculpting medals.
He also sculpted a number of freelance porcelain and crystal pieces for Lenox.
In July 1993, Mr. Maletsky joined the staff of the United States Mint in Philadelphia as a Sculptor-Engraver.
Representative Coin Sculpting Credits
- 1994 U.S. Prisoners of War commemorative coin - obverse
- 1995 Olympic half dollar (basketball) - obverse
- 1996 Paralympic Silver Dollar - obverse
- 1997 Jackie Robinson Silver Dollar - obverse
- 2001 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center half dollar - reverse
- 2001 New York circulating commemorative quarter dollar - reverse
- 1995 Civil War Battlefield Preservation Gold Five Dollar - reverse
- 1996 Smithsonian Gold Five Dollar - obverse
- 1997 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Silver Dollar - obverse and reverse
- 1999 New Jersey circulating commemorative quarter - reverse
- 2001 American Eagle Platinum Proof - reverse
- 2002 American Eagle Platinum Proof - reverse
Representative Medal Sculpting Credits
- Mother Teresa - reverse
- President Gerald and Betty Ford - reverse
- Rosa Parks - obverse
- Navajo Code Talkers - obverse
- Secretary of the Treasury Medal, Larry Summers - obverse
Professional Awards / Recognitions
- 1987 - The Freedom Foundation, Sculpted the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Medal
- 1990 - Sculpted the Franklin Mint Award of Excellence in the Arts
- 1992 - Franklin Mint Foundation of the Arts Show, Watercolor prize
- 1998 - Coin of the Year Award for the 1996 Paralympic one dollar, most inspirational coin
- 1999 - Japan Ministry of Finance International Coin Competition, Excellent Work Award
- 2001 - Coin of the Year Award for best circulating coin design: New Jersey state quarter