Graphite Drawing of Proposed Design for the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

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
Object Name
date made
ca 1979
Gasparro, Frank
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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
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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