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1961 Gem Proof Jefferson Nickel

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The United States of America has one of the richest histories and cultures in the world. From George Washington to Jeff Bezos, our country has produced some of the most profound and world-renowned icons who have shaped every millennium right from the birth of the nation. One of our founding fathers of America has carved a name out for himself in the sands of time because of his forward-thinking policies and political stances that propelled the USA towards greater pinnacles. This is no other than Thomas Jefferson, the third president of America. Today, Provident Metals offers you the 1961 GEM Proof Jefferson Nickel.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coin ships in protective, plastic packaging!
  • Issued in1961 by the United States!
  • Bears a face value of 5 cents backed by the federal government.
  • The obverse features theiconic portrait of Thomas Jefferson!
  • The reverse features a Vignette of Jeffersons home, Monticello.

Late President, Thomas Jefferson was born near the Blue Ridge Mountains of the British-ruled colony of Virginia on April 13, 1743. From the age of nine, Jefferson studied away from home and lived with his tutor. His father, a landowner, surveyor, and government official, died when his son was 14. Later Jefferson enrolled at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


For the obverse field of the 1961 GEM Proof Jefferson Nickel, the iconic effigy of Thomas Jefferson is engraved in the heart of the coin. He is displayed in a left-facing portrait with a stern gaze and his hair brushed back elegantly. The inscriptions found on this side of the coin are In God We Trust, Liberty, and 1961.


For the reverse field of the 1961 GEM Proof Jefferson Nickel, collectors and investors will get a front-row view of Thomas Jeffersons family home. It is a large mansion with numerous halls and exquisite finishing. The inscriptions found on this side of the coin include; E Pluribus Unum, Monticello, Five Cents, and United States of America.


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Product Details

Year 1961
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.95 mm
Diameter 21.2 mm
Denomination $.05
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Felix O. Schlag
Designer (Reverse) Felix O. Schlag
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Condition Gem Proof
Packaging Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.5
Provident ID 3981086