2018 D 5C BU Jefferson Nickel

$0.74

2018 D 5C BU Jefferson Nickel
Packaged in 2 by 2 Archival Safe Flip
80th Year the U.S.Mint has Issued the Jefferson Nickel

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Description

2018 D 5C BU Jefferson Nickel
Jefferson Nickel

The Jefferson Nickel has been the five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint since 1938
when it replaced the Buffalo nickel. From 1938 until 2004 the copper-nickel coin’s obverse featured
a profile depiction of founding father and third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson by artist Felix Schlag
the obverse design used in 2005 was also in profile, though by Joe Fitzgerald. Since 2006 Jefferson’s
portrayal newly designed by Jamie Franki, faces forward. The coin’s reverse is still the Schlag original,
although in 2004 and 2005 the piece bore commemorative designs. First struck in 1913, the Buffalo nickel
had long been difficult to coin, and after it completed the 25-year term during which it could only be
replaced by Congress, the Mint moved quickly to replace it with a new design. The Mint conducted a design
competition in early 1938, requiring that Jefferson be depicted on the obverse, and Jefferson’s house
Monticello on the reverse. Schlag won the competition, but was required to submit an entirely new reverse
and make other changes before the new piece went into production in October 1938. As nickel was a strategic
war material during World War II, nickels coined from 1942 to 1945 were struck in a copper-silver-manganese
alloy which would not require adjustment to vending machines. They bear a large mint mark above the depiction
of Monticello on the reverse. In 2004 and 2005, the nickel saw new designs as part of the Westward Journey
nickel series, and since 2006 has borne Schlag’s reverse and Franki’s obverse.

Additional information

Weight .5 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × .25 in