Plaster model, obverse, collection of SGNHS


Plaster model, reverse, 15 inches (38.10 cm.) diameter,
collection of SGNHS


One-Cent Piece, 1905-6

Saint-Gaudens originally intended to have a flying eagle on the obverse of this coin, but the head of Liberty graces the final version. This image is closely associated with a relief of the head of Victory, also modeled during this period. The model for the coinís reverse is the traditional laurel wreath and fasces. These coins were never minted.