U.S. Coin Designer Emily Damstra Signs Exclusive PCGS Signature Labels for 2021 Silver Coins

Damstra will be signing PCGS Signature Labels for 2021 American Silver Eagle, Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar & Other Coins

Emily Damstra PCGS signature example

Professional Coin Grading Service is pairing exclusive signed labels bearing the signature of United States coin designer Emily Damstra, a renowned natural science illustrator and current member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program. She has multiple United States coin design credits to her name, including the 2021 Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar and forthcoming new reverse on the American Silver Eagle.

Emily Damstra

“Emily Damstra is one of the leading numismatic artists of our day, and we are proud to offer hand-signed signature labels that honor her work,” says PCGS President Brett Charville. “Damstra’s art captures the world around us, telling a captivating story that teaches and inspires.”

“Being able to share my passion for visual storytelling with a wider audience is a tremendous privilege,” Damstra reflects.

She notes that working on the reverse for the American Silver Eagle was a unique opportunity to leave a lasting impression on a beloved coin. “It was with great care and consideration that I undertook the assignment to design the reverse side of the American Eagle one ounce silver coin, aware that many coin collectors revere the classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman on the obverse. I knew that it would be a challenge to follow the lead of John Mercanti, the United States Mint sculptor and engraver (and later United States Mint chief engraver) who created the original reverse design — a superb rendering of a heraldic eagle.”

Damstra has designed many United States coins and medals, including:

2021 – American Silver Eagle, Reverse
2021 – Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar, Reverse
2020 – Tallgrass Prairie (Kansas) America The Beautiful Quarter, Reverse
2020 – Massachusetts American Innovation Dollar, Reverse
2020 – Steve Gleason Bronze Medal, Reverse
2019 – River of No Return (Idaho) America The Beautiful Quarter, Reverse
2019 – Georgia American Innovation Dollar, Reverse
2019 – Native American Dollar, Reverse
2018 – Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins, Obverse & Reverse
2018 – Office of Strategic Services Bronze Medal, Obverse & Reverse
2018 – World War I Centennial Army Medal, Obverse
2017 – Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar, Obverse & Reverse

In addition to designing coins for the United States Mint, Damstra has artistic credits with the Royal Canadian Mint. Two of her coin designs have won Coin of the Year (COTY) awards: the 2017 United States Boys Town Commemorative Silver Dollar and 2014 Canadian $20 Silver Maple Canopy – Autumn Allure. Damstra’s artistic touch graces not only many corners of the numismatic world but also can be found in illustrations for various books and publications as well as in zoos, museums, and parks.