Laura Gardin Fraser

Laura Gardin Fraser
Also Known as
Mrs. James E. Fraser
Laura G. Fraser
Laura Fraser
Laura Gardin
Chicago, Illinois
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Laura Gardin Fraser designed the Alabama Centennial half-dollar in 1921, earning her the distinction of being the first woman to design a coin for the United States Treasury. She studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1907 to 1911, and in 1913 married James Earle Fraser, a sculptor and her instructor there. Fraser’s other works include animal sculptures, medals, and fountains.

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