Pictured below is one of a series of 10 AMERICAN WILDLIFE plaster models that will be offered by Provident Metals in the spring of 2015. It features the Bald Eagle flying over Crater Lake, which is 75 miles from my home in Oregon. Also pictured below is a photo of the common reverse which will accompany each of the 10 silver medals.
I was fortunate to have had one of my designs chosen by the U.S. Mint to be used as the reverse of the 2016 Native American $1 coin. It honors the contributions made by the Native American Code Talkers during both WWI & WWII. The use of their native languages as a code, proved too complicated for the enemies to decipher, and that helped disguise our military operations greatly. The two feathers form a “V” that symbolizes victory and unity.
I will not get to sculpt the plaster model as I did for the original flying eagle reverse that I designed while employed as a Sculptor / Engraver at the U.S. Mint, as this design was created last year while I was working as a supplemental outside designer. Nevertheless, I am pleased and proud to have been able to contribute once again to the coinage of the United States of America.