Graphite Drawing of Proposed Design for the Elder Susan B. Anthony Dollar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1979

Description (Brief)
In this rendition of the dollar, Susan B. Anthony faces left. She has a ridge on her nose and a softened jaw line that shows a realistic aging woman. In the final design, Anthony faced right and was given a younger look by smoothing out her nose and jaw line. To help distinguish the new dollar from a quarter the round coin was given eleven sides.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1979
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
overall: 21.1 cm x 20.4 cm; 8 5/16 in x 8 1/16 in
overall design: 17.9 cm; 7 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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