Henry James Silver Dollar
Author Henry James is carved on an 1881 Morgan Silver Dollar. This commissioned coin carving is a tribute to Henry James and his novel "Portrait of a Lady," which was published in 1881. The carving features the profile of Henry james wearing his signature top hat. The novel’s title "Portrait of a Lady," and "by Henry James" are engraved on flowing ribbons. The coin’s date is also surrounded by a ribbon. The background is textured and darkened for contrast.