Michael Gaudioso

Sculptor-Engraver

headshot of Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso

Michael Gaudioso is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in New York City.

From 1995 to 1999, he studied sculpture at the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a classically trained draftsman and sculptor and taught figure drawing at Villanova University.

Prior to joining the United States Mint’s sculpting-engraving department in 2009, Gaudioso worked as a master painter and designer for America’s oldest and largest stained glass studio, Willet Hauser.

He resides in South Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

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 – Lyndon B. Johnson obverse
  • 2014 Presidential $1 Coins – Warren G. Harding obverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lucretia Garfield reverse
  • 2011 Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal Ho-Chunk Nation – obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal Oglala Sioux Tribe

Sculpting Credits

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

  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin – Clad obverse
  • 2015 March of Dimes Proof – Silver Dollar obverse
  • 2014 Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lou Hoover obverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Edith Wilson obverse
  • 2013 American Eagle Platinum Coin – reverse
  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coins – William Howard Taft obverse
  • 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin – Gold obverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 1) reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Caroline Harrison obverse
  • 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar – obverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – El Yunque National Forest reverse
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Olympic National Park reverse
  • 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coin – Silver obverse
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin – Gold reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Julia Grant obverse
  • 2008 50 State Quarters Program – New Mexico reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Pueblo of Acoma Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Cherokee Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Gold Medal – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe obverse
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