Nationwide Coin is proud to become the exclusive supplier of Don Everhart signature coins. During his twenty-plus year sculpting career, Don has became one of America’s most prolific sculptors and is well respected within the numismatic community. As the U.S. Mint’s lead sculptor from 2004 to 2017, he created designs for high-profile coins and pocket change alike, while leading most of the U.S. Mint’s marketing programs.
Don Everhart ll was born in York, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Kutztown State University in 1972. The following year, Everhart joined the Franklin Mint as a designer where he held the staff sculptor position for five years. In March 1980, Everhart left the Franklin Mint to pursue a freelance career. During this period, his work included figurines, plates, coins, and medals for Walt Disney, Tiffany, the Royal Norwegian Mint, and the British Royal Mint. Everhart has received numerous commissions. Most notable of these is Georgetown University’s Sports Hall of Fame, a 24-piece bronze installation.
In addition to international exhibitions, Everhart’s work is included in several permanent collections, including:
• The Smithsonian Institution
• The British Museum
• The American Numismatic Society
• The National Sculpture Society
He also received the prestigious American Numismatic Association’s Sculptor of the Year Award in 1994. In 1997, his submission was chosen as the official inaugural medal for President Clinton’s second term
Since joining the Mint in 2004, Everhart has created designs for numerous coins and medals, notably the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins (selected 2016 Coin of the Year), designing the reverse and sculpting both sides of the first curved coins produced by the U.S. Mint. He designed and sculpted the common reverse for the Presidential $1 Coin and 14 obverse portraits in the series. His designs appear on three of the 50 State Quarters coins honoring Nevada, New Mexico, and Hawaii and he sculpted three others, celebrating Idaho, Montana, and California. He also sculpted the design of the 2009 quarter that honored the District of Columbia.