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United States Silver Dollar Coin (obverse)

1921 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 silver 1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.81 Not currently on view


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This silver dollar commemorates the end of World War I and the international conference on limitation of armaments. The United States Commission of Fine Arts, established by Congress in 1910, selected Anthony de Francisci’s design for the coin. On the obverse, the sculptor based the portrait of Liberty on his wife, Teresa, and on the Nike Erini, an allegorical figure of Liberty sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Keywords

Allegory - civic - liberty

Figure female - head

sculpture - medal

metal - silver

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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