Donna Weaver

Artistic Infusion Program Artist

AIP artist Donna Weaver

“When I am given an assignment by the U.S. Mint, it is an opportunity to learn about and interpret another facet of our history.”

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 Medallic Artist at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. While at the United States Mint, Weaver designed and or sculpted over forty coins or medals.

She 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, Weaver’s wax portraits are 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

  • 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – Common reverse
  • 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park reverse
  • 2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program – Delaware reverse
  • 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – American Memorial Park reverse
  • 2018 American Innovation $1 Coin – reverse
  • 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Cumberland Island National Seashore reverse
  • 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar Coin – reverse
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Arches National Park reverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Chaco Culture National Historical Park reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Chickasaw National Recreation Area reverse
  • 2010 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program – Clad reverse
  • 2007 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Montana reverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Idaho reverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Wyoming reverse

Medal Design Credits

  • Anwar El Sadat Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Laguna Tribe obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Laguna Tribe reverse
  • Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Monuments Men Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • U.S. Army 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Menominee Nation reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Meskwaki Nation reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cherokee Nation obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Tonto Apache Tribe reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Oneida Nation obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Oneida Nation reverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Acoma Tribe obverse
  • Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Acoma Tribe reverse
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • Professor Muhammad Yunus Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2011 September 11 National Medal – obverse
  • 2011 September 11 National Medal – reverse
  • Presidential Medal Program – George W. Bush (Term 2) obverse

Coin & Medal Design Credits

  • 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal – reverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Ida McKinley reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Caroline Harrison reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Julia Grant obverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Jane Pierce obverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Jane Pierce reverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Anna Harrison obverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Coin and Medal Program – Elizabeth Monroe reverse

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.

  • 2006 Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Coin Program – Founding Father Silver reverse
  • 2005 Henrietta Holsman Fore Director of the Mint Bronze Medal – obverse
  • 2005 Henrietta Holsman Fore Director of the Mint Bronze Medal – reverse
  • 2005 American Eagle Platinum Coin – reverse
  • 2005 Chief Justice John Marshall Silver Dollar – reverse
  • 2005 50 State Quarters Program – Oregon reverse
  • 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2004 American Eagle Platinum Coin – reverse
  • 2004 Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2004 Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar – reverse
  • 2004 Thomas Alva Edison Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2003 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2003 Dorothy Height Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2003 Jackie Robinson Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2003 National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Medal Series – Common obverse
  • 2003 First in Flight Centennial Commemortive Coin Program – obverse
  • 2003 First in Flight Centennial Commemortive Coin Program – reverse
  • 2003 50 State Quarters Program – Maine reverse
  • 2003 50 State Quarters Program – Illinois reverse
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2002 50 State Quarters Program – Tennessee reverse
  • 2002 50 State Quarters Program – Mississippi reverse
  • 2002 50 State Quarters Program – Indiana reverse
  • 2001 50 State Quarters Program – Ohio reverse
  • 2000 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2000 Charles M. Schulz Congressional Medal – obverse
  • 2000 Charles M. Schulz Congressional Medal – reverse

Design Credits

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

  • 2003 First in Flight Centennial Commemorative Coin Program – Clad reverse
  • 2002 General H. Hugh Shelton Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse

Sculpting Credits

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

  • 2006 Westward Journey Nickel Series™ – Return To Monticello obverse
  • 2006 50 State Quarters Program – North Dakota reverse
  • 2005 Westward Journey Nickel Series™ – Ocean in View reverse
  • 2004 50 State Quarters Program – Michigan reverse
  • 2001 Lawrence H. Summers Secretary of the Treasury Bronze Medal – reverse
  • 2001 Jay W. Johnson Director of the Mint Bronze Medal – reverse
  • 2001 Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse

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