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Frank Gasparro

(1909-2001)

 
 
Frank Gasparro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Frank Gasparro Marker
Inscription. Designer of the reverse side of the Lincoln Penny and, with Gilroy Roberts, the Kennedy half-dollar. Born and educated in classical art in Philadelphia, Gasparro was first employed as a junior engraver by the U.S. Mint in 1942. By 1965 he was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as the 10th Chief Engraver. Designed numerous coins and medals, including the Eisenhower and Susan B. Anthony dollar.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.231′ N, 75° 9.351′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Carpenter Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Mario Lanza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giannini Family (about 500 feet away); House of Industry (about 700 feet away); Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (about 800 feet away); "The Italian Market"
Frank Gasparro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Frank Gasparro Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); South 9th Street Curb Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian Street Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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