Lincoln Memorial Cent (Reverse) Design

Description (Brief)
Gasparro drew and redrew his ideas until he produced that one image chosen to grace a coin. Here, on a refined view of the reverse for the Lincoln Memorial cent, is a mark where eventually the coin will display the second image of President Lincoln. The first image is Victor David Brenner's famous 1909 portrait on the obverse. The Lincoln Memorial cent was the first coin to have a portrait of the same person on both sides.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1958
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26.3 cm x 19.9 cm; 10 3/8 in x 7 13/16 in
image: 15.3 cm; 6 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2009.0005.012
catalog number
2009.0005.012
accession number
2009.0005
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
See more items in
Political 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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