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SET OF 10 DIFFERENT PROOF JEFFERSON NICKELS

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• The first Jefferson Nickel was minted in 1938 to honor Thomas Jefferson.

Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

• He was also third President of the United States from 1801-1809. 

• As President, he secured the Louisiana Purchase and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the West.

• The coin was designed by Felix Schlag, who won a national competition and received a $1,000 prize.

• The obverse depicts a portrait of Jefferson based on a 1789 bust by French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon.

• The reverse shows Jefferson’s home at Monticello in Virginia.

• In addition to the regular coins for circulation, the U.S. Mint also made a small number of Proof coins.

• This set includes 10 Proof Jefferson Nickels with different dates. 

• Proofs are the highest quality U.S. coins.

• Each coin is struck multiple times under high pressure to bring out the three-dimensional designs and mirror-like background.

• Due to the painstaking minting process, Proofs are limited editions.

• These coins are never seen in circulation because they were made exclusively for collectors in very limited editions.

• Proof coins are not available individually from the Mint but are sold only in official U.S. Proof Sets.

• Prior to 1968, the Proof coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and have no mint mark.

• Since 1968, the Proof coins have been struck at the San Francisco Mint and bear the coveted “S” mint mark.

• There are 10 coins;  they were struck in .750 copper and .250 nickel.  Dates are random.

• The set comes in a custom display with a Certificate of Authenticity.


SKU: 21N6
Weight: 1.00
Price: $29.99


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