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5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" Westward Journey, Bison

Features

Country United States
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 5 Cents = 1/2 Dime = 1 Nickel (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 368,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 368
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States from 1801 to 1809, accompanied with the word "Liberty" presented in Jefferson's own handwriting, is surrounded with the motto: "IN GOD WE TRUST"

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
Liberty
D
JF DE 2005

Engravers: Joe Fitzgerald, Don Everhart

Donald Nelson Everhart II is an American coin and medal engraver-medalist, and sculptor who has worked for the private Franklin Mint, as a freelance designer, and since 2004 has worked for the United States Mint in Philadelphia.

Reverse

Over the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" an American bison, recognizing the native Americans and wildlife encountered by the Lewis and Clark expedition, is surrounded with the face value and the lettering "UNITED STATES of AMERICA"

Lettering:
UNITED STATES of AMERICA
JNF NEN
E
PLURIBUS
UNUM
FIVE CENTS

Engravers: Jamie N. Franki, Norman E. Nemeth

Norman E. Nemeth was born in Newport News, Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1961, where he served as a jet mechanic. After being discharged, he attended the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford. Following graduation, he spent eleven years as a designer-sculptor for the Franklin Mint.

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (Westward Journey, Bison) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005 D 487,680,000 0.16 0.36 0.38 1.00 1.00 63%
2005 D 1,160,000 0.13% Satin Finish
2005 P 448,320,000 0.10 0.10 0.26 0.26 0.53 0.70 62%
2005 P 1,160,000 0.15% Satin Finish
2005 S 3,344,679 2.14 6% Proof

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