Teresa De Francisci, Miss Liberty Coin Model, Dies
NEW YORK (AP) _ Teresa De Francisci, the model for Miss Liberty on the 1921 silver Peace Dollar, has died at age 92.
De Francisci died Saturday of respiratory failure after surgery at Roosevelt Hospital.
The Peace Dollar, created by De Francisci’s husband, Anthony, to mark the return of peace after World War I, was issued from 1921 to 1928 and again in 1934-35 before becoming a collector’s item.
On the 50th anniversary of the coin, Mrs. De Francisci was honored by coin collectors with a plaque inscribed, ″To a Lady of Peace.″
Born near Naples, Italy, she sailed to America at age 4 and grew up in Clinton, Mass.
She is survived by a daughter.