My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

Post by Bruce Hickmot » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 00:17:28



My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the original
designer intended.

For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson obverse
is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled view of
Monticello. Looks much more like medallic art than the regular reverse.

I have made a place for it in my proof type set, it looks great laid out beside
my other two jeff proofs. This is a keeper, anybody who likes nickels should
snag one of these just for the "cool" factor.

Thanks again, Stujoe!

Bruce

 
 
 

My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

Post by Alan William » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:01:59



Quote:
> My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the
original
> designer intended.

> For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson
obverse
> is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled
view of
> Monticello. Looks much more like medallic art than the regular reverse.

> I have made a place for it in my proof type set, it looks great laid out
beside
> my other two jeff proofs. This is a keeper, anybody who likes nickels
should
> snag one of these just for the "cool" factor.

> Thanks again, Stujoe!

> Bruce

Yep! That's one of the better prizes I've ever seen offered in an RCC
contest.  I'm still partial to the Septimus denarius of Robert DeRose, but
there's an old maxim that helps explain that. ;-)

Alan
'has a bird in his hand'

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Post by Harv » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:02:47



Quote:
> My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the
original
> designer intended.

> For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson
obverse
> is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled
view of
> 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,
everywhere.

For those who have never seen this reproduction.. check it out..

http://www.grasshoppernet.com/walrafen/gmm48.html#fsnc

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??..

Harv

 
 
 

My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

Post by Stujo » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 07:56:38


Bruce Hickmott spoke thusly...

Quote:
> My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the original
> designer intended.

> For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson obverse
> is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled view of
> Monticello. Looks much more like medallic art than the regular reverse.

> I have made a place for it in my proof type set, it looks great laid out beside
> my other two jeff proofs. This is a keeper, anybody who likes nickels should
> snag one of these just for the "cool" factor.

> Thanks again, Stujoe!

I am glad it arrived safely and that you like it!

--
Stujoe
Coin Grading,Coin News, Forums and more...
http://www.TheStujoeCollection.com/forums

 
 
 

My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

Post by Keith Fletche » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 07:57:12


Where do you get 'em?  Who made 'em?

--K


Quote:
> My contest winnings have arrived! A "pattern" jeff 5c, done the way the
original
> designer intended.

> For those who haven't seen one, it's a really neat coin. The Jefferson
obverse
> is identical to the circulating version, but the reverse has an angled
view of
> Monticello. Looks much more like medallic art than the regular reverse.

> I have made a place for it in my proof type set, it looks great laid out
beside
> my other two jeff proofs. This is a keeper, anybody who likes nickels
should
> snag one of these just for the "cool" factor.

> Thanks again, Stujoe!

> Bruce

 
 
 

My lastest aquisition...Thanks Stujoe!

Post by Harv » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 15:36:49



Quote:
> Where do you get 'em?  Who made 'em?

> --K

You must have missed my posting in this thread..

http://www.grasshoppernet.com/walrafen/gmm48.html#fsnc

They were made for the Full Step Jefferson Nickel Club. They sell them in
Satin / Matte
finish and Proof finish. Roughly $35-$40.00 each.. I think the Matte is a
little cheaper than the Proof.

There were 1938 of each made. They are all in SEGS slabs.. They are not
graded, just encapsulated.

Harv