Eagle One Dollar Coin Sketch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1965-1990

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
date made
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
Art - Currency
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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