Don Everhart

Artistic Infusion Program Artist

AIP artist Don Everhart
U.S. Mint seal

Don Everhart II earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Kutztown State University in 1972. The following year, he joined the Franklin Mint as a designer, where he held the staff sculptor position for five years.

In 1980, he left the Franklin Mint to pursue a freelance career. During this period, his work included figurines, plates, coins, and medals for Walt Disney, Tiffany, the Royal Norwegian Mint, and the British Royal Mint.

Don has received numerous commissions. Most notable of these is Georgetown University’s Sports Hall of Fame, a 24-piece bronze installation.

In addition to international exhibitions, Don’s work is included in several permanent collections, including:

  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • The British Museum
  • The American Numismatic Society
  • The National Sculpture Society

Don is a former president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (1993-1994) and is a fellow member of the National Sculpture Society.

From 2004 to 2017, he was a U.S. Mint Medallic Artist and designed and sculpted many coins and medals. He designed the reverse and sculpted both sides of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin, which won 2016 Coin of the Year. The 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollar won Most Inspirational in the 2017 Coin of the Year awards.

Don has also won several awards for his work. He received the prestigious American Numismatic Association’s Sculptor of the Year Award in 1994. In February 2018 after his retirement from the Mint, he was awarded the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” from World Coin News in Berlin, Germany.

Don still works on commissions from his home studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Design and Sculpting Credits as a U.S. Mint Medallic Artist

The Secretary of the Treasury selected these designs for use on a coin or medal. The artist also executed the sculpts required to produce these coins and medals.

  • 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medals (Army) – reverse
  • 2016 Presidential $1 Coins – Richard Nixon obverse
  • 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin – obverse
  • 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin – reverse
  • 2015 Presidential $1 Coins – Harry S. Truman obverse
  • 2015 Presidential $1 Coins – John F. Kennedy obverse
  • 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar – reverse
  • 2015 Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2014 American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2014 Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program – Great Sand Dunes National Park reverse
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Great Sand Dunes National Park reverse
  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coins – Woodrow Wilson obverse
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial – reverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Ellen Wilson reverse
  • 2012 Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2012 Presidential $1 Coins – Chester Arthur obverse
  • 2012 Presidential $1 Coins – Grover Cleveland (Term 1) obverse
  • 2012 Presidential $1 Coins – Grover Cleveland (Term 2) obverse
  • 2011 Presidential $1 Coins – Rutherford B. Hayes obverse
  • 2011 Presidential $1 Coins – Ulysses. S. Grant obverse
  • 2011 Presidential $1 Coins – Andrew Johnson obverse
  • 2011 Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal reverse
  • 2010 Presidential $1 Coins – Millard Fillmore obverse
  • 2010 Presidential $1 Coins – Abraham Lincoln obverse
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Yellowstone National Park reverse
  • 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2010 Nisei Soldiers of World War II Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2009 Presidential $1 Coins – Zachary Taylor obverse
  • 2009 Women Airforce Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2008 Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Ho-Chunk Nation reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Pawnee Nation obverse
  • 2008 50 State Quarters Program – New Mexico reverse
  • 2008 50 State Quarters Program – Hawaii reverse
  • 2008 Constantino Brumidi Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2008 Constantino Brumidi Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2008 Senator Edward William Brooke Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2007 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2007 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Dolley Madison reverse
  • 2007 Little Rock High School Commemorative Coin – Silver reverse
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coins – Statue of Liberty common – reverse
  • 2006 50 State Quarters Program – Nevada reverse
  • 2006 Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Coin – Founding Father Silver Dollar obverse
  • 2006 Henry M. Paulsen Medal – reverse
  • 2006 John Snow Medal – reverse
  • 2006 Byron Nelson Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2006 Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2006 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2006 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2005 Norman Borlaug Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2005 Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2005 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medal – obverse

Design Credits

The Secretary of the Treasury selected this design for use on a coin or medal.

  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Hot Springs National Park reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Rosebud Sioux reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Oglala Sioux Tribe reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Comanche Nation reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Choctaw Nation reverse
  • 2007 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Crow Nation obverse
  • 2007 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Crow Nation reverse
  • 2007 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Meskwaki Nation reverse
  • 2007 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Osage Nation reverse
  • 2007 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Sioux reverse

Sculpting Credits

The artist executed the sculpts required to produce these coins and medals.

  • 2018-2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medals (Army) – obverse
  • 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar – reverse
  • 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Cumberland Island National Seashore reverse
  • 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar – reverse
  • 2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2015 High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal – reverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Florence Harding reverse
  • 2014 Doolittle Raiders Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2014 Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Edith Roosevelt reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 1) obverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin – Silver reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin – Silver reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lucy Hayes obverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Eliza Johnson obverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Jane Pierce reverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Julia Tyler obverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Julia Tyler reverse
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – District of Columbia reverse
  • 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin – Professional Life in Illinois reverse
  • 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2009 New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin – Silver obverse
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin – Gold reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Hopi Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Yankton Sioux Tribe obverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Andrew Jackson’s Liberty reverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Elizabeth Monroe obverse
  • 2007 President George W. Bush (Term 2) Medal – obverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Dolley Madison obverse
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coins – James Madison obverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Montana reverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Idaho reverse
  • 2007 Jamestown Commemorative Coin – Silver Dollar obverse
  • 2006 American Eagle Platinum Coin – reverse
  • 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative – Gold reverse
  • 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative – Silver obverse
  • 2006 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Martha Washington reverse
  • 2005 50 State Quarters Program – California reverse
  • 2005 Westward Journey Nickel Series™ – American Bison obverse
  • 2005 Westward Journey Nickel Series™ – Ocean in View obverse
  • 2003 Jackie Robinson Congressional Gold Medal – reverse

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