The Exchange : Mobile archives debuts in Dallas with artifacts from Frank Gasparro, 10th chief engraver of the US Mint

Mobile archives debuts in Dallas with artifacts from Frank Gasparro, 10th chief engraver of the US Mint

The American Numismatic Association is currently taking on the endeavor of restructuring our library archives. As this process continues to take shape, we'd like to share with our members some exciting numismatic artifacts.

 

As some of you may know (or will soon see) we are taking some of our archives to you. Starting Thursday at the National Money Show in Dallas, you will be able to view items in the museum's collection through our mobile archives.  At this convention, you will be able to see the personal papers and sketches of the 10th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint, Frank Gasparro. 

 

Our mobile archives include personal correspondence and a variety of sketches, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other historic personalities. 

 

Gasparro, who is best known for his work on the Susan B. Anthony dollar, the Eisenhower dollar, and the Lincoln Memorial cent, also contributed his artistic skills to the WPA (Works Progress Administration) before working at the mint as well as private companies after his retirement from the mint in 1981.

Written by Kendra Johnson at 00:00

1 Comments :

bscott1984 said...
Sounds cool!
October 17, 2012 12:25

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