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2006 Jefferson Nickel - Proof - ANACS 70
2006 Jefferson Nickel - Proof - ANACS 70


 
Our Price: $19.95
Year: 2006
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Cupro-Nickel
Diameter: 0.835 in., 21.21 mm
Mintage: 3,054,436


Quantity in Stock:15
Product Code: 14028
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2006 Monticello Jefferson Nickel

The obverse of the 2006 nickel depicts a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, inspired by the first Rembrandt Peale life study of Jefferson. The image depicts Jefferson as Vice President at 57 years old, just before becoming President. Peale portrait's had a significant role during Jefferson's lifetime; it was frequently used as a reference to create most of the images by which Jefferson's contemporaries came to know him. The cursive "Liberty" inscription, which debuted on the 2005 nickels, is based on Jefferson's own handwriting.

The reverse features the familiar rendition of Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, originally designed by artist Felix Schlag and first chosen to adorn the coin's reverse in 1938. However, the design is crisper and more detailed than Americans are accustomed to... the image was carefully restored based on Schlag's original piece. Particularly, the following have been revised: Facets of the dome of Monticello have been restored, balconies have been reworked, more relief has been restored to the door and window details.

Jefferson designed Monticello himself... construction began in 1768 when he was only 25 years old and the project was not finished until 1823 when Jefferson was in his eightieth year!

This coin has been graded and certified by ANACS as a PERFECT 70! The best of the best, the stunning details of this coin have never looked better.

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