Emily Damstra Signs and Donates Artwork

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Acclaimed artist Emily Damstra, whose designs are now on 11 United States coins including the new reverse of the popular Type II silver American Eagle bullion coins, hand-signed a poster size canvas print of her eagle artwork and donated it to the American Numismatic Association (ANA).

Ellsworth, Damstra, Kiick and Ross
From left to right, Col. Steve Ellsworth, Emily Damstra, Kim Kiick and Dr. Ralph Ross. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

The signing and donation took place at the ANA’s Chicago World’s Fair of Money on August 11, 2021.

Damstra signs artwork
Coin designer Emily S. Damstra signs a canvas print of her artwork that she donated to the ANA. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)
Close-up of Emily Damstra autograph on artwork
A closeup of Emily Damstra’s signature on the artwork she autographed and donated to the ANA. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

Three officials of the ANA witnessed the signing of the large, 30 by 42 inches artwork depicting images of an eagle in flight and an eagle perched:

  • Executive Director Kim Kiick,
  • 2019-2021 President Col. Steve Ellsworth and
  • 2021-2023 President Dr. Ralph Ross.

Kiick accepted the artwork on behalf of the association.

A participant in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program, Damstra has designed over 40 coins and medals for the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint including the reverse of the new Type II 2021 silver American Eagle.

About the ANA

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

That must have been quite exciting, to see such an accomplished artist sign her work in front of witnesses while donating it to the American Numismatic Association.