Flowing Hair Liberty Plaster, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1977

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
date made
ca 1977
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
plaster (overall material)
overall: 110 mm; 4 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
Art - Currency
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Data Source
National Museum of American History