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Joseph Menna

Joseph Menna

Medallic Sculptor
United States Mint

Joe Menna joined the staff of the United States Mint in 2005 following 18 years of professional experience and classical training. He is skilled in all aspects of traditional and digital sculpture and drawing and has helped make the United States Mint a world leader in digital coin design and production. Menna was the first full-time digitally skilled artist hired by the United States Mint. He was instrumental in the development of the United States Mint’s first digitally created coins and continues to help the bureau remain at the forefront of this constantly evolving craft. In addition to his work at the United States Mint, Joe maintains an active freelance career and is recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners of digital sculpture.

Coin Sculpting and Design Credits:

  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coin – Theodore Roosevelt obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Mount Rushmore National Memorial reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar reverse (sculpt)
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin gold reverse (sculpt)
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin silver obverse and reverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin – Frances Cleveland (term 2) reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin gold obverse and reverse (sculpt)
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Acadia National Park reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 Native American $1 Coin reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Vicksburg reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin gold obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin gold reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin clad reverse (sculpt)
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin – Lucy Hayes reverse (sculpt)
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Hot Springs National Park reverse (sculpt)
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Yosemite National Park reverse (design)
  • 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Silver Dollar reverse (sculpt)
  • 2010 and beyond Lincoln One-Cent Coin reverse (sculpt)
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin – Abigail Fillmore reverse (sculpt)
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin – James Buchanan’s Liberty reverse (sculpt)
  • 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin – Presidency in Washington, D.C. reverse (sculpt)
  • 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Commemorative Coin reverse (sculpt)
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – Puerto Rico reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – U.S. Virgin Islands reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2009 Presidential $1 Coin – William Henry Harrison obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin – Anna Harrison obverse (sculpt)
  • 2008 Presidential $1 Coin – James Monroe obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin – Louisa Adams reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2008 50 State Quarters® Program – Arizona reverse (sculpt)
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin – clad obverse (sculpt)
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin – Martha Washington obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin – Abigail Adams obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Utah reverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coin – George Washington obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coin – Thomas Jefferson obverse (design and sculpt)
  • 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative gold obverse (sculpt)

Medal Sculpting Credits:

  • 2011 September 11 National Medal reverse (sculpt)
  • 2007 Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal reverse (design and sculpt)
  • President George W. Bush 2nd Term Medal obverse (sculpt)
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