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First Spouse Gold Coin Program

July 28, 2020 - The United States Mint honors our nation’s first spouses by issuing one-half ounce $10 gold coins featuring their images in the order they served as first spouse.  The Mint issues First Spouse Gold Coins on the same schedule as the...

Richard Masters

November 8, 2019 - Artistic Infusion Program Artist “Simply put, there are no words to describe the feeling you get when holding a coin you have designed.” Richard Masters is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he previously served as Professor...

Renata Gordon

September 20, 2019 - Medallic Artist Renata Gordon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia December 2010. In addition to her interest in sculpture, she is a gifted painter and created many beautiful public and...

Michael Gaudioso

September 20, 2019 - Medallic Artist 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,...

Phebe Hemphill

September 20, 2019 - Medallic Artist 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...

Joseph Menna

September 20, 2019 - Chief Engraver Joseph Menna became the 14th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint in February 2019. Menna joined the Mint in 2005, and has over three decades of professional experience and classical training. He was the first full-time digitally...

Frank Morris

August 13, 2019 - Artistic Infusion Program Artist “Designing coins for the U.S. Mint combines two of my most favorite things… art and history. The greatest challenge is to make a big visual impact on that tiny metal canvas.” Frank Morris is an award-winning...

Donna Weaver

September 20, 2019 - Artistic Infusion Program 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...

Chris Costello

October 22, 2019 - Artistic Infusion Program Artist Chris Costello is an award winning graphic designer, coin designer, illustrator, and type designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. He was introduced to creative arts by his father, a graphic designer, and began hand painting commercial signs...

Benjamin Sowards

September 18, 2019 - Artistic Infusion Program Artist Benjamin Sowards is an artist and illustrator whose portfolio includes official portraiture, gallery painting, fully illustrated picture books and young adult fantasy. His works are included in public and private collections internationally. He loves the preparation,...