Pages related to: Commemorative

Ronald D. Sanders

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist “Working with the U.S. Mint has allowed me to combine my interests in history, drawing, and design in a variety of ways, offering exciting challenges with every project.” Ronald D. Sanders is an honors graduate of the Columbus...

Richard Masters

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist “Simply put, there are no words to describe the feeling you get when holding a coin you have designed.” Richard Masters is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he previously served as Professor of...

Thomas Hipschen

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist “Watching the Mint engravers add another dimension to my designs is exciting. When it all works out the end product is something to be very proud of.” Thomas Hipschen, an Iowa native, moved to Washington, D.C. in 1968...

Paul C. Balan

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist “This opportunity has afforded me the privilege of learning the history of the country I now call home and doing what I love in creating designs for the U.S. Mint.” Paul C. Balan—a native of Paete, Laguna, Philippines—studied...

Michael Gaudioso

May 7, 2018 - Sculptor-Engraver 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...

Phebe Hemphill

May 7, 2018 - Sculptor-Engraver Pennsylvania 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...

Joseph Menna

May 7, 2018 - Sculptor-Engraver Joseph 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...

Patricia Lucas-Morris

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist Patricia Lucas-Morris attended the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston from 1969 -1970. During that time she was introduced to the noted collector John D. Merriam. Merriam collected Lucas-Morris’ work for twenty-five years. In 1994 he...

Justin Kunz

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist Justin Kunz is a painter, concept artist, illustrator and teacher. He worked in game development studios for more than eleven years, including Disney Interactive and Blizzard Entertainment, where he helped design environments in World of Warcraft expansions from...

Donna Weaver

October 9, 2018 - AIP Artist “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...