Bi-Centennial Dollar Design

Description (Brief)
The technology of Gasparro's time allowed him to work on multiple copies of the same image without having to redraw the image every time. Here Gasparro not only added marks with pencil on the Phrygian cap (Liberty cap) but also removed marks by painting over them in white-out fluid. The process was limitless, and the drawing was complete only after it matched his vision.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 21.7 cm; 11 in x 8 9/16 in
overall design: 17.4 cm x 17.1 cm; 6 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
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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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