The Jefferson Nickel is one of the most well-known circulating coins issued by the US Mint. These 5-cent pieces have been in production since 1938, when they replaced the iconic Buffalo Nickel design. In this listing, we are offering a certified version of this coin with an impressive grade of PR69 and the coveted Deep Cameo designation. Right now, 1960 Jefferson Nickels in near-perfect condition are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective slab from PCGS!
- 1960 Jefferson Nickel with Deep Cameo designation!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Consists of a cupro-nickel alloy.
- The face value of $.05 (USD) is fully backed by the federal government.
- Received a grade of Proof 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- A portrait of Thomas Jefferson is depicted on the obverse.
- Monticello features the reverse design.
Each 1960 Jefferson Nickel in this online JM Bullion listing was struck by The United States Mint and is considered legal tender under the monetary authority of the US government. The coins were later sent to the Professional Coin Grading Service for certification, where they received a near-perfect score of PR69. They also have been designated Deep Cameo, meaning their devices have an extra-strong degree of frost that contrasts with the mirrored fields. Upon arrival, you will find your coin housed within a protective slab with a label bearing the official grading details.
The US Mint has been issuing versions of the nickel since 1866. Prior to that, a coin known as the Half Dime was the standard five-cent piece in circulation. The first two nickel designs are known as the Shield nickel and Liberty Head nickel. They were produced separately between 1866 and 1912. Then from 1913 until 1938, the US Mint released its iconic Buffalo nickel design, which remains a beloved specimen to this day. Since then, the Jefferson Nickel has been the standard version of the coin, with 3 separate portraits used between 1938 and today.
The obverse of these Jefferson Nickels contains a portrait of Thomas Jefferson. The 3rd President of the United States, Jefferson is depicted here in left-profile relief in a portrait by sculptor Felix Schlag. Inscriptions along the edge read Liberty, In God We Trust, 1960.
On the reverse side of 1960 Nickels, there is a rendering of Monticello. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1772 and was the plantation and residence of President Jefferson. It has been featured on the reverse of the nickel since 1938. Inscriptions read Monticello, E Pluribus Unum, United States of America, and Five Cents.
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