After two summer fellowships at the American Nusmismatic Society headquarters I had learned a history of coin iconography that was of interest in expanding into my own painting concepts. From bi-metal good luck tokens to Augustus Saint t. Gaudens coin sculptures..

Bruce Richards Coins /1999-2012 oil on linen
"The Sun"
oil on linen
14" X 18"

Using a $10 gold coin designed by Saint Gaudins to redefine our source of life, in a Hudson River School field.
Coins /1999-2012