Phebe Hemphill

Sculptor-Engraver

headshot of Sculptor-Engraver Phebe HemphillPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts graduate Phebe Hemphill studied for three years with sculptor EvAngelos Frudakis in Philadelphia. In 1987, she joined the sculpture department at the Franklin Mint and, for the next 15 years, worked on many projects for the porcelain and medallic departments.

As a freelance sculptor, Hemphill displayed her creative talents working with various companies producing figurines, medallions, dolls, toys, and garden ornaments. Prior to joining the United States Mint’s team of sculptor-engravers in 2006, she was a staff sculptor for three years with McFarlane Toys in Bloomingdale, New Jersey.

Hemphill’s extraordinary sculptures were exhibited by the National Sculpture Society, American Medallic Sculpture Association, West Chester University, and the F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia. In 2000, Hemphill received the Alex J. Ettel Grant from the National Sculpture Society, and in 2001, she received the Renaissance Sculpture Award from the Franklin Mint.

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 Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Shenandoah National Park reverse
  • 2014 Presidential $1 Coins – Calvin Coolidge obverse
  • 2014 Presidential $1 Coins – Herbert Hoover obverse
  • 2013 Presidential $1 Coins – William McKinley obverse
  • 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – White Mountain National Forest reverse
  • 2013 5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Clad obverse
  • 2013 5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Clad reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement reverse
  • 2012 Presidential $1 Coins – Benjamin Harrison obverse
  • 2012 Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medals – New York reverse
  • 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medals – Pentagon obverse
  • 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medals – Pentagon reverse
  • 2011 Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Gold Medals – Flight 93 reverse
  • 2011 Presidential $1 Coins – James Garfield obverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Abigail Fillmore obverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Mary Todd Lincoln obverse
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Grand Canyon National Park reverse
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Mount Hood National Forest reverse
  • 2010 Presidential $1 Coins – James Buchanan obverse
  • 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin – reverse
  • 2009 Presidential $1 Coins – John Tyler obverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Sarah Polk obverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Sarah Polk reverse
  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Letitia Tyler obverse
  • 2008 Senator Edward William Brooke Congressional Gold Medal – reverse
  • 2008 Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2008 Norman E. Borlaug Congressional Gold Medal – obverse

Design Credits

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

  • 2009 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Margaret Taylor obverse
  • 2008 Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal – reverse

Sculpting Credits

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

  • 2015 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Clad reverse
  • 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge reverse
  • 2015 Native American $1 Coin – Mohawk Iron workers, builders of New York City and other skylines reverse
  • 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal – obverse
  • 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Bess Truman obverse
  • 2015 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Jacqueline Kennedy obverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Grace Coolidge obverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Eleanor Roosevelt obverse
  • 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar Coin – obverse
  • 2014 Monuments Men Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2014 American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Ida McKinley obverse
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Helen Taft obverse
  • 2013 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
  • 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar Coin – obverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement obverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 2) obverse
  • 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Program – Silver obverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Chaco Culture National Historical Park reverse
  • 2012 Native American $1 Coin – reverse
  • 2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Lucretia Garfield obverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Eliza Johnson reverse
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Gettysburg National Military Park reverse
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Silver reverse
  • 2011 September 11 National Medal – obverse
  • 2011 New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2010 Professor Muhammad Yunus Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2010 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2010 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Mary Todd Lincoln reverse
  • 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program – Yosemite National Park reverse
  • 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Coin – obverse
  • 2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program – Northern Mariana Islands reverse
  • 2009 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2009 Women Airforce Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal – obverse
  • 2008 Presidential $1 Coins – Martin Van Buren obverse
  • 2008 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Louisa Adams obverse
  • 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program – Gold obverse
  • 2008 50 State Quarters Program – Oklahoma reverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Rosebud Sioux obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Meskwaki Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Crow Creek Sioux Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Menominee Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Muscogee (Creek) Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Osage Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Ponca Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Santee Sioux Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Seminole Nation obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (Sioux) Tribe obverse
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Choctaw Nation obverse
  • 2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – reverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Abigail Adams reverse
  • 2007 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program – Thomas Jefferson’s Liberty obverse
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