A commenter on the web page for the above Coin World article on the "New Liberty Dollar" mentioned "Chris Duanes' AOCS Freedom Girl"
Issue. I did a web search and found this:
This is a much higher quality portrait. In fact, after one peek I thought, whoa ... the obverse looks like a design by Heidi Wastweet. Well, it turns out it WAS done by Heidi Wastweet. Here's an excerpt from the site.
Freedom Girl is the first medallion in the Silver Bullet Silver Shield series done with full creative control given to Heidi Wastweet.
Heidi is known for her images of strong and beautiful women, most notably, Pandora Defiant. Now she has created a new beauty for a new generation.
Men have been known to fight to the death for women, treasure and freedom.
Freedom Girl is a stunning combination of all three. Every aspect of Heidi's design brings out a gorgeous update of the classic Peace Dollar. The original Peace Dollar had her hair tied in a bun with an uncomfortable tiara perched on her head. Freedom Girl's hair is wild and free. Freedom Girl's parted lips and gaze of almost ecstasy looking forward to the future is so seductive, as Freedom should be. Even her shoulder arching forward brings out more emotion from this modern beauty. She is finished off with modern cues of a hoop earring and a tattoo of the Trivium. The Trivium is the foundation for individual freedom from outside manipulation. What better way to make Freedom sexy than Freedom Girl?
Here's a plaquette pictured on the site. It also looks like Heidi's work.
To read the complete article, see:
Silver Bullet Silver Shield
Wayne Homren, Editor
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