Another Look at the Eagle on the Reverse of the Dollar Coin

Description (Brief)
Drawing quick sketches Gasparro was able to transfer the ideas in his head into visual images on a sheet of paper. From this energetic start, Gasparro established his composition, subject, and placement for the necessary words on the coin. From this jumping—off point, he drew many stages until he had a refined drawing ready to become a 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: 20.1 cm x 12.5 cm; 7 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
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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