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Colorful new coins; shark, grizzly, wolf, and maples

In the last month or so, the Royal Canadian Mint has released four different nature-themed coins that I designed. This Great White shark swimming through a school of Atlantic mackerel …

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On the radio!

Recently, the United States Mint announced the designs for the 2019 America the Beautiful quarters, and I'm happy to say that one of them is a design I created....Not long after the announcement, reporter James Dawson from the Boise State NPR radio station asked to interview me about my design....You can hear the 4 min. 44 sec. interview here.
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A 50 mm Canadian Canopy coin

...the Royal Canadian Mint has recently released this new 2 oz. silver Canadian Canopy coin that I had the opportunity to design:
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A Congressional Gold Medal design

...because I am part of the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, I was one of the artists invited to submit designs for the OSS medal. I feel privileged to have made a small contribution toward honoring courageous people who served in the OSS...
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Breast Cancer Awareness coin designs

As I began considering ideas for this coin design, I quickly realized that – to me – a design about breast cancer awareness should focus on the people affected by it rather than an impersonal image of the cancer itself or the body parts involved. I thought it important for the design to convey some of the emotions people feel when faced with the cancer, whether they are patients, survivors, or the friends and family members of breast cancer patients and survivors.
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2017 Boys Town commemorative silver dollar

The United States Mint has recently begun selling the Boys Town coins that I wrote about earlier. There are two different versions available; proof (pictured in this post) and uncirculated. …

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Boys Town commemorative coin design

I’m thrilled to announce that my coin design work will soon touch two countries: Canada (where I currently live) and – in 2017 – the United States (where I was …

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Two new coins – hawk and cougar

I designed these two new releases from the Royal Canadian Mint: The background field on this silver bullion coin has fine lines radiating from the center, which is a nice …

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An Arctic hare at full speed, in silver

Last year I received an invitation from the Royal Canadian Mint last year to submit a coin design featuring a Canadian hare in action. I thought it would be interesting …

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2016 Coin of the Year awards

Last week I was happy to learn that one of my coin designs received a 2016 Coin of the Year Award. It’s this colored silver coin showing an autumn view …

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