CoinWeek Podcast #42: Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz on the State of Modern Coins

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Coin designer Joel Iskowitz. Photo Credit: Iskowitz
Coin designer Joel Iskowitz. Photo Credit: Iskowitz

Joel Iskowitz (August 15, 1946- ) joined the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program in 2005 and currently holds the title of Master Designer of the United States Mint. Artist and medalist. Born in Bronx, New York, Iskowitz earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Hunters College in 1968.

Before joining the Mint, Iskowitz was a freelance illustrator. In 1978, Iskowitz became a stamp designer. Since then, he’s credited with having created more than 2,000 stamps for 40 nations.

Select Coins and Medals Designed:

  • 2006 American Platinum Eagle Reverse
  • John Adams Presidential Dollar (2007)
  • Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold $10 and Bronze Medal Reverse (2007)
  • Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold $10 and Bronze Medal Obverse (2008)
  • 2008 American Platinum Eagle Reverse
  • 2009 Lincoln Cent Professional Life Reverse
  • Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold $10 and Bronze Medal Obverse and Reverse (2009)
  • Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold $10 Reverse and Bronze Medal Reverse (2010)
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal (2010)
  • New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal (2011)
  • Designed Neisei Soldiers of WWII Congressional Gold Medal (2011)
  • Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold $10 and Bronze Medal Obverse (2011)
  • Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold $10 and Bronze Medal Obverse (2012)
  • Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal (2013)
  • Seminole Nation Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal (2013)
  • Tonto Apache Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal (2013)
  • Ponca Tribe Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal (2013)

Uses initials JI.

 

CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Joel Iskowitz

2015

United States 2015 Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

 

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    • Thanks for noticing. We’ve made the correction. Expect these designer’s profiles to become more in-depth in the weeks and months to come.

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