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If you have artistic ability, perhaps you can make your mark on U.S. currency.

The new Lincoln bicentennial pennies were designed by U.S. Mint artists.

The new Lincoln bicentennial pennies were designed by U.S. Mint-affiliated artists.

The U.S. Mint is searching for as many as six new designers to join its Artistic Infusion Program, whose members have designed several high-profile coins, such as the 2009 Lincoln bicentennial pennies.

Applicants can apply online here, where they will need to submit five to 10 artistic works, a resume and a statement. They will be judged on several factors, including compositional skills, drawing ability and “the level to which the design demonstrates research of the subject matter,” states a U.S. Mint news release.

AIP artists are also paid for their work, including receiving $5,000 if their designs are selected for a coin or medal. Should an artist’s work be selected for a coin or medal, the artist will be credited in historical documents and promotional materials.

Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 1. There will be three rolling deadlines: Nov. 9,; March 8, 2010; and July 6, 2010.

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  1. Zshot Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Penny for your thoughts…
    I just had add my 2 cents worth in…
    I hope nobody drops a dime on me…

    Seriously, the U.S. Mint has produced some beautiful coins. The artists should be very proud.

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