Flowing Hair Liberty Dollar Plaster Galvano (Model)

Description (Brief)
This Flowing Hair Liberty plaster model, designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro, is an enlarged prototype for the "new mini dollar" of 1978. Gasparro's allegorical Liberty displays a free-spirited young woman similar to the design of Benjamin Franklin's Libertas Americana Medal in 1783 and the cents of 1793—1808. Although the Flowing Hair Dollar design was Gasparro's first choice for the new dollar coin, Congress rejected this design.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Plaster Galvano (Model)
date made
ca 1977
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
plaster (overall material)
overall: 110 mm; 4 5/16 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen

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