5C 2005-P Ocean View SMS





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: 5C 2005 P SMS OCEAN VIEW
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: 272
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. The final Westward Journey nickel reverse was designed by Joe Fitzgerald and engraved by Donna Weaver. It depicts the Pacific Ocean and the words from William Clark's diary upon reaching it. In a controversial move, the U.S. Mint decided to amend Clark's actual words. He had originally written, "Ocian in view! O! The Joy!" but as the spelling "ocian" is nonstandard (and might have led to hoarding in the mistaken belief that the Mint had made an error that would soon be corrected), the U.S. Mint decided to modify it to "ocean".
2005 Second Design: "Ocean in View!" Nickel
Obverse: bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson
Reverse: bears a design based on a photograph by Andrew E. Cier of Astoria, Oregon, of the western waters as they might have been first viewed by the Corps of Discovery in November, 1805

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