Jefferson Nickel KMA192 United States
|KM#||A192||Dates||1988||Notes||Jefferson Nickel (Post-war)|
Thomas Jefferson in profile facing left. His curly hair is long and tied using a thick strip of cloth at the back. He is wearing a jacket with a wide collar over the top of which a tiny section of his neck cloth can be seen. Just below the cut-off of the bust on the right is written in tiny lettering "FS". Around the left edge of the coin is written "IN GOD WE TRUST", and around the right edge is written "LIBERTY * (year)". Below this a upright is the mint mark.
Monticello, Jefferson's neoclassical Virginia residence, stretches across the middle of the coin. It is entirely symmetrical. The central section has stairs leading up to it (the detail of this on postwar coins is more defined), four pillars, a central door and two large windows on either side. This section is topped with a dome which has three circular windows around it. There are three rectangular sections to either side of the central dome, each exactly matching its corresponding section on the opposite side. The outermost sections also have their own set of steps leading to a door. Below the house is written in a straight line "MONTICELLO". At the top of the coin is written "E PLURIBUS UNUM". At the bottom of the coin is written "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and above it, "FIVE CENTS".