Coin Designs by Daniel Carr.
These are examples of the sculpting and rendering capabilities of the VS3D (Virtual Sculptor) CAD/CAM software.
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Sacagawea dollar, 1998.
After the Dollar Coin Advisory Committee made their recommendation of Sacagawea to the Secretary of the Treasury, I began work on a Sacagawea design of my own, in the hope that I might be invited to participate in a design competition. When it appeared that I would not be invited, I submitted my designs anyway. I also enlisted the help of Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. The Mint graciously allowed me to participate, although I was not paid $1000 per design like the other invited artists were. But that was fine with me, I just wanted a chance. There were 120 designs (obverse and reverse combined) submitted by invited artists. In addition, were my obverse and reverse designs, along with one other reverse design from a non-invited artist, bringing the total to 123.
|Obverse: Sacagawea shows the way west. A sun with 13 rays rises above the canoes on the river. 50 stars around the rim.
Reverse: Eagle exploring the solar system. Sun with 50 rays, Earth, and moon. 100 stars around the rim.
|Click here to see a virtual movie of the obverse twirling.|
Sacagawea dollar - final eagle reverse, 1998.
After reviews of the 123 designs were conducted, the Mint contacted me indicating the there was "some interest" in my reverse design with some changes. I agreed to make those changes and submit a new version. This new version was one of seven finalists and a line-drawing version of it was shown on the Mint's web site for public comment. Eventually, the list was narrowed to four reverses and this one was out of the running.
|Reverse: Eagle soaring in the sun.|
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