Sketch of Proposed Reverse for New Dollar Coin

Description (Brief)
Using tracing paper, Gasparro could place one sheet over a drawing and make incremental changes to that image without having to recreate the whole drawing. In this manner Gasparro perfected his designs. The small hole in the center of this tracing (produced by using a protractor to make the circle) and the straight line that comes from the center through the top middle of the drawing (the radius)indicate center. Center guidelines helped the artist to organize the type and composition on the coin.
In this small group of artwork by Frank Gasparro are five different drawings showing the variations and stages Gasparro developed in eagle designs.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
overall: 17.7 cm x 15.3 cm; 6 15/16 in x 6 in
image: 14.3 cm; 5 5/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Art - Currency
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art of Gasparro
See more items in
Armed Forces 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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