Lincoln Memorial Cent (Reverse) Design

Description (Brief)
This image may have been one Frank Gasparro showed to get approval from the Mint to create the Lincoln Memorial cent. The fine detail in this drawing includes a miniscule statue of Abraham Lincoln, wreathes and boughs decorating the monument, and carefully executed lines showing perspective on the steps and in the columns. The inclusion of Gasparro's signature (on the bottom right corner of the image) shows us that Gasparro felt this drawing was more important than many of his multitude of drawings.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1958
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
black mat: 22.8 cm x 20.9 cm x .1 cm; 8 31/32 in x 8 7/32 in x 1/32 in
white sheet: 20.4 cm x 18.5 cm x .1 cm; 8 1/32 in x 7 9/32 in x 1/32 in
image: 13.5 cm; 5 5/16 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2009.0005.013
catalog number
2009.0005.013
accession number
2009.0005
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
See more items in
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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