Friday, August 28, 2009

U.S. Mint Issues New Nationwide Call for New Artists

The United States Mint is inviting artists from throughout the United States to apply for participation in its Artistic Infusion Program.

The new invitations seek up to six associate designers who will join the current AIP designers under contract with the program. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2009. There will be three deadlines (November 9, 2009; March 8, 2010; and July 6, 2010), after which the artists who have applied will be valuated for selection to the AIP. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible prior to the deadline for which they wish to be considered.

In the past, AIP artists have submitted successful designs for high-profile coins, such as American Eagle Platinum Coins and the First Spouse Gold Coins. (Under the First Spouse Gold coin program, 24 karat one-half ounce gold coins are in the process of being issued to honor each First Spouse of the United States.)

What I'd like to see is an artist who designs a gold or coin that has a secret hidden profile of Ludwig von Mises or Ron Paul in it, that is pointed out only after it is minted and in the hands of the public.

BTW, so far the following First Spouse Gold Coins have been released:

Martha Washington
Abigail Adams
Thomas Jefferson's Liberty
Dolley Madison
Elizabeth Monroe
Louisa Adams
Andrew Jackson's Liberty
Martin Van Buren's Liberty
Anna Harrison

1 comment:

  1. or Rothbard. That one may be relatively to pass by, simply claim it's Kissinger....