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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1958
Gasparro, Frank
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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Art - Currency
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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