Information about Michael Gaudioso

Michael Gaudioso (1962 - )

Michael Gaudioso worked for over a decade at the U.S. Mint as a Medallic Artist, Sculptor, and Engraver. Notably, he is responsible for sculpting Emily Damstra’s design of the Type 2 - 2021 Silver Eagle reverse.

Michael Gaudioso graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art in New York City (1989 - 1991). He studied (1994 - 1999) in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the highly regarded Repin Institute. Gaudioso taught figure drawing at Villanova University and served as a master painter and designer for the prestigious Willet Hauser stained glass studio (2004 - 2007).

He was a sculptor-engraver for the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia from 2008 until he retired in 2020, where he crafted numerous designs himself and sculpted designs by other United States Mint artists.

Gaudioso’s Designer credits:

2018 Native American $1 Coin reverse
2015 Presidential $1 Coins Lyndon B. Johnson obverse
2014 Presidential $1 Coins Warren G. Harding obverse
2011 First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program Lucretia Garfield reverse
2011 Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal obverse
2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program Ho-Chunk Nation obverse
2008 Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program Oglala Sioux Tribe obverse

Gaudioso’s Sculptor credits

2021 American Silver Eagle Coin Program reverse
2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Common obverse
2020 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program obverse
2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal reverse
2019 American Legion Commemorative Coin Program Silver reverse
2019 American Innovation $1 Coin Program Georgia reverse
2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medal Marine Corps obverse
2018 World War I Centennial Silver Medal Navy obverse
2017 American Liberty High Relief 24-karat Gold Coin and Silver Medal reverse
2016 Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Program Silver obverse
2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program Clad obverse
2015 Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Congressional Gold Medal reverse
2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Program Clad obverse
2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Coin obverse
2014 Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal reverse
2013 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin Program reverse
2013 Presidential $1 Coins William Howard Taft obverse
2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program Gold obverse
2012 National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Silver Dollar Coin obverse
2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program Silver obverse
2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program Gold reverse

First Spouse Gold Coin and Medal Program

2016 “Betty” Elizabeth Bloomer Ford obverse
2014 Lou Hoover obverse
2013 Edith Wilson obverse
2012 Frances Cleveland (First Term) reverse
2012 Caroline Harrison obverse
2011 Julia Grant obverse

Code Talkers Recognition Congressional Medals Program

2008 Pueblo of Acoma Tribe obverse
2008 Cherokee Nation obverse
2008 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe obverse

America the Beautiful Quarters Program - A.T.B. Quarters

2020 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park reverse
2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park reverse
2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore reverse
2017 George Rogers Clark National Historic Park reverse
2012 El Yunque National Forest reverse
2011 Olympic National Park reverse

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