Lincoln Memorial One Cent Coin Sketch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1958

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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1958
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
Art - Currency
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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