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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1958
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
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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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