5 Cents, United States, 1938

5 Cents, United States, 1938

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It was deemed advisable to create a new nickel design towards the end of the 1930s. What came about in no way represented an improvement over its predecessor; but this is the design that has remained in effect since that time.
The left-facing portrait of Jefferson is successful. The depiction of
Jefferson's Monticello is far less so, although designer Felix Schlag had originally designed the building as seen from an angle rather than head-on.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
U.S. Mint
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
nickel (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall:.2 cm x 2.125 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
E. K. Robinson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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