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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1965
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
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
2009.0005.020
catalog number
2009.0005.020
accession number
2009.0005
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
See more items in
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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