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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1979
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
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
2009.0005.113
accession number
2009.0005
catalog number
2009.0005.113
subject
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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