5 Cents, United States, 1938

5 Cents, United States, 1938

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1938
mint
U.S. Mint, San Francisco
maker
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)
Measurements
overall:.2 cm x 2.125 cm; 3/32 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
1977.1186.0007
accession number
1977.1186
catalog number
77.74.007
Credit Line
E. K. Robinson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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