Joseph Menna

Sculptor-Engraver

Sculptor-Engraver Joseph MennaJoseph 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. He 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. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners of digital sculpture.

Design and Sculpting Credits

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.

  • 2015 Presidential $1 Coins – Dwight D. Eisenhower obverse
  • 2014 Presidential $1 Coins – Franklin Roosevelt obverse
  • 2014 Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coins – Theodore Roosevelt obverse
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine reverse
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Mount Rushmore National Park reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Program and Medal Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 2) reverse
  • 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medals – Flight 93 obverse
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico reverse
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – U.S. Virgin Islands reverse
  • 2009 Presidential $1 Coins – William Henry Harrison obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cherokee Nation reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Seminole Nation reverse
  • 2008 Presidential $1 Coins – James Monroe obverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Louisa Adams reverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Martha Washington obverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Abigail Adams obverse
  • 2007 50 State Quarters Program – Utah reverse
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coins – George Washington obverse
  • 2007 Presidential $1 Coins – Thomas Jefferson obverse
  • 2006 Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal – reverse

Design Credits

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

  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Yosemite National Park reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Kiowa obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Kiowa reverse

Sculpting Credits

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

  • 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Kisatchie National Forest reverse
  • 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Blue Ridge Parkway reverse
  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
  • 2014 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Everglades National Park reverse
  • 2014 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Florence Harding obverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Edith Roosevelt obverse
  • 2013 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Coin – reverse
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Acadia National Park reverse
  • 2011 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Vicksburg National Military Park reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Gold reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Clad reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lucy Hayes reverse
  • 2011 September 11 National Medal – reverse
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Hot Springs National Park reverse
  • 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Coin – reverse
  • 2010 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin – Preservation of the Union reverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Abigail Fillmore reverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – James Buchanan’s Liberty reverse
  • 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin – Presidency in Washington, DC reverse
  • 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Coin – reverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Anna Harrison obverse
  • 2008 50 State Quarters Program – Arizona reverse
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Tonto Apache Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Tlingit Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – White Mountain Apache Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
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