Liberty Wearing Teutonic Eagle-Topped Helmet Dollar Design (obverse)

Description (Brief)
Here Gasparro drew a view of Freedom from the bronze statue on the dome of the United States Capitol, originally designed by Thomas Crawford in 1863. Gasparro placed the allegorical figure into a mock-up for a new coin design. As the Mint chief engraver, he was always looking for new ways to use American iconography on coins. The large number of drawings that were preserved in many numismatic collections are evidence that Gasparro experimented and created many more designs for coins than were actually struck.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1965
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
sheet: 26.6 cm x 20.3 cm; 10 1/2 in x 8 in
overall: 16.1 cm; 6 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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