5C 2005-D Bison SMS





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: 5C 2005 D SMS BISON
Full Grade: NGC MS 69
Owner: The JMR Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Patience   Score: 1309
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

On September 16, 2004, the U.S. Mint unveiled its new designs for 2005. They had been chosen by John W. Snow on July 22, 2004 but were not disclosed to the public. The U.S. Mint revealed that the Felix Schlag depiction of Thomas Jefferson was being done away with in favor of a more modern depiction of Jefferson. The new obverse of the Jefferson nickel was designed by Joe Fitzgerald and engraved by Don Everhart II. Its circulation began on February 28, 2005.
Also unveiled on September 16, 2004 were two new reverses. A depiction of the American bison temporarily returns to the reverse after a 67-year absence. The new reverse was designed by Jamie N. Franki and engraved by Norman E. Nemeth. The U.S. Mint had been lobbied to include the American bison on the nickel in the hope of keeping the public interested in its continuing recovery after nearly being hunted to extinction after the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
2005 First Design: "American Bison" Nickel


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