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US Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso is retiring

The following is from an email to the numismatic press

One of the best in Philadelphia and the US Mint, Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso has retired after creating designs for the nation’s coins and medals since 2009.

Gaudioso, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, received his Masters 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 renowned Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a classically trained draftsman and sculptor and taught figure drawing at the University of Villanova.

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

Design and Sculpture Credits

The Treasury Secretary selected these designs for use on a coin or medal. The artist also performed the sculptures required to make these coins and medals.

  • 2018 Native American 1 dollar coin – reversed
  • 2015 President 1 Dollar Coins – Lyndon B. Johnson obverse
  • 2014 Presidential One Dollar Coins – Warren G. Harding obverse
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Lucretia Garfield back
  • Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal 2011 – front side
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Ho-Chunk Nation Front
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Oglala Sioux Tribe Front

Sculpture Credits

The artist executed the sculptures necessary to make these coins and medals.

  • 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program – Common Front
  • 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Reverse
  • 2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – Front
  • 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal – Reverse
  • American Legion Commemorative Coin Program 2019 – Silver Back
  • 2019 American Innovation $ 1 Coin Program – Georgia reverse
  • 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – War in the Pacific National Historical Park backwards
  • Silver Medals for the Hundred Years of World War I (Marine Corps) – front side
  • Silver Medals for the Hundred Years of World War I (Navy) – obverse
  • America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 program – illustration of the back of Rocks National Lakeshore
  • 2017 American Liberty High Relief 24 Karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal – Reverse
  • 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – George Rogers Clark National Historic Park Back
  • 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Elizabeth Bloomer “Betty” Ford Front
  • Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program 2016 – Silver Obverse
  • 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program – Front side disguised
  • 2015 Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Congressional Gold Medal – back
  • Commemorative Coin Program for the 225th Anniversary of the US Marshals Service 2015 – Front side disguised
  • 2015 March of Dimes silver dollar coin – obverse
  • 2014 Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal – Reverse
  • 2014 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Lou Hoover Front
  • 2013 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Edith Wilson Front
  • 2013 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program – back side
  • 2013 Presidential 1 coins – obverse by William Howard Taft
  • 2013 5 Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program – Gold Front
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Frances Cleveland (Term 1) reverse
  • 2012 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Caroline Harrison Front
  • 2012 National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center silver dollar coin – obverse
  • 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – El Yunque National Forest Reversed
  • 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program – Olympic National Park Reversed
  • US Army Commemorative Coin Program 2011 – Silver Obverse
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Gold Back
  • 2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medals Program – Julia Grant Front
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Pueblo of Acoma Tribe Front
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cherokee Nation Front
  • 2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Front

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