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[Summary]Nickel (United States coin) "War Nickels" (mid-1942 to 1945): 9% manganese A nickel, in American usage, is a five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint. Composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, the piece has been issued since 1866. Its diamet

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Nickel (United States coin)

"War Nickels" (mid-1942 to 1945):

9% manganese

A nickel, in American usage, is a five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint. Composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, the piece has been issued since 1866. Its diameter is .835 inches (21.21mm) and its thickness is .077 inches (1.95 mm).

The silver half dime, equal to five cents, had been issued since the 1790s. The American Civil War caused economic hardship, driving gold and silver from circulation; in response, in place of low-value coins, the government at first issued paper currency. In 1865, Congress abolished the five-cent fractional currency note after Spencer M. Clark, head of the Currency Bureau (today the Bureau of Engraving and Printing), placed his own portrait on the denomination. After successful introduction of two-cent and three-cent pieces without precious metal, Congress also authorized a five-cent piece consisting of base metal; the Mint began striking this version in 1866.

Jefferson nickel

"Wartime Nickels"
(mid-1942 to 1945)

9% manganese

The Jefferson nickel has been the five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint since 1938, when it replaced the Buffalo nickel. From 1938 until 2004, the copper-nickel coin's obverse featured a profile depiction of founding father and third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson by artist Felix Schlag; the obverse design used in 2005 was also in profile, though by Joe Fitzgerald. Since 2006 Jefferson's portrayal, newly designed by Jamie Franki, faces forward. The coin's reverse is still the Schlag original, although in 2004 and 2005 the piece bore commemorative designs.

Who is on the Nickel?

Who is on the Nickel?

The current Nickel as of 2017 contains the face of President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson served as the third President of the United States from 1801–1809. The obverse of the Jefferson Nickel, also known as the front, includes the words "In God We Trust". Jefferson was born in the year 1743, and helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a document that declared that America was Independent of England rule.

Jefferson to face forward on new nickel

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

For the first time, the United States Mint will feature a president facing forward on a coin. President Thomas Jefferson will face forward on the 2006-dated five cent coin. This image is based on an 1800 painting of the president by Rembrandt Peale. This design is referred to by the mint as the "Jefferson 1800".

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