> My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the
> designer intended.
> For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson
> is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled
> Monticello. Looks much more like medallic art than the regular reverse.
I have the Matte version of the F.S.J.N.C.'s reproduction of Felix Schlag's
original design sitting in a slab right here. The SEGS slab really shows it
off nicely. Look again at the obverse. Look at it side by side with a
regular Jefferson Nickel. The portrait is the same, but look at the
lettering circling Tom.. Now compare that lettering to the lettering on the
signs of buildings at, oh, how about the 1939 New York World's Fair for
starters.. It's Art Deco style. When the Nickel was designed, Futurism in
all its wonderful forms was in high gear, and it was reflected in buildings
and signs, furniture, home design, magazine artwork, advertising,
For those who have never seen this reproduction.. check it out..
There's the whole history behind the design below those pictures..
Now ask yourselves, selves, would you rather have this design on the 2007
and beyond Nickels after The Mint gets done with the Lewis And Clark years,
or would you rather go back to the 1938-2003 design??..