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Donna Weaver – Designer, Artistic Infusion Program

Artistic Infusion Program

Donna Weaver


Donna Weaver studied sculpting, painting and print-making at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, graduating with a fine arts degree in 1966. A native of northern Kentucky, she worked for several of the area's toy companies, including Kenner Toys and Hasbro, sculpting action figures and other toys. From 2000 until her retirement in 2006, she served as a sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. While at the United States Mint, Ms. Weaver designed and or sculpted over forty coins or medals. She has revived the art of miniature bas-relief wax portraiture, which was popular in the U.S. between 1750 and 1840. Named one of Early American Life magazine's best artists, Ms. Weaver's wax portraits have been judged to be of museum quality. She divides her time between sculpting wax portraits, gallery exhibits and commissioned work and participating in living history events and juried shows in several states.

Coin Design Credits

  • 2013 First Spouse Gold coin – Ida McKinley reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin – Caroline Harrison reverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin – gold obverse
  • 2012 National Infantry Commemorative Coin obverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Chaco Culture National Historical Park reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin – Julia Grant obverse
  • 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin – clad obverse
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Chickasaw National Recreation Area reverse
  • 2010 American Eagle Platinum Coin reverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin – Jane Pierce obverse and reverse
  • 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar obverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin – Anna Harrison obverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin – Elizabeth Monroe reverse
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin – clad reverse

Medal Design Credits:

  • 2011 September 11 National Medal obverse and reverse
  • 2010 Professor Muhammad Yunus Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2009 President George W. Bush 2nd Term Medal obverse

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