Frank Gasparro with Plaster Models

Description (Brief)
In this photograph Frank Gasparro (in the foreground) holds a plaster model for his proposed dollar coin design of the Flowing Hair Liberty with Phrygian cap (liberty cap.) In the background are two other models of his design. The first illustrates Mary Brooks, 31st director of the United States Mint, 1969—1977 the other is unidentified. The photographer is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1977
original artist
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm; 10 in x 8 in
ID Number
2009.0005.025
catalog number
2009.0005.025
accession number
2009.0005
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
subject
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

Comments

Hello. I'm sending a comment to inform you that the unidentified oval design model pictured here (behind Mr. Gasparro) is the 1976 United States Assay Commission medal. The depicted Treasury Secretary William E. Simon. The reverse of the medal (not pictured here) depicted the famous scene of Washington crossing the Delaware. An obverse image can be found here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/1976_Assay_medal.jpg . Gasparro's name is visible beneath the bust of Simon.

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