(2014) "Western" Draped Bust Liberty Dollar "United States Coin" Illustration No.84 Hand Drawn in Graphite on 96lb. Bristol Thick Board Sheet Stock - Pencils Used: 4h, h, hb, b, 2b, 5b - Most of this drawing was done using an hb pencil - Drawing Time: 46 hours to complete.
�2014 The Night Gallery
Drawing Note: The Inner Bust Portrait was drawn first then position within the Diameter of the coin, Liberty's bust portrait took the longest to illustrate, 20 hours to complete, mainly her draped hair which was drawn in three phases
The Draped Bust Dollar is a United States Dollar coin minted from 1795 to 1803, and again into the 1850s. The design succeeded the Flowing Hair dollar, which began mintage in 1794 and was the first silver dollar struck by the United States Mint. The designer is unknown, though the distinction is usually credited to artist Gilbert Stuart. The Model is also unknown, though Ann Willing Bingham has been suggested.
After design approval was received, the designs...