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American Innovation: The Telephone

... it's fitting that the Massachusetts dollar in the United States Mint's American Innovation $1 Coin series highlights the invention of the telephone....It's a straightforward design showing the dial of an early rotary telephone. I ultimately landed on this design idea after sifting through many images of early telephones, including the diagram in Bell's original 1876 telephone patent...
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The Coin World Podcast

...I was honoured to be interviewed in Episode 52 about my experiences designing coins for the United States and for Canada. The interview can be heard here...
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American Innovation: The Trustee’s Garden

The innovation featured in my design is the Trustee's Garden, a unique experimental garden established in Georgia in the 1730s....Nature-related subjects are always the most inspiring to me, and as a gardener myself, I especially enjoyed reading about and illustrating the significant species in the Trustee's Garden.
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The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter

I'm excited that this quarter has now been released into circulation. Keep an eye out for shiny quarters in your change, my friends!
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Honoring the contributions of Native Americans to the U.S. Space Program

Since 2009, The United States Mint has annually minted a new one dollar coin honouring a Native American or group of Native Americans. The reverse of the 2019 Native American …

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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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