1938 - Double Dated Nickels$ 19.95 5954DD-N
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On rare occasions, the U.S. Mint strikes two different designs of the same denomination in the same year. This happened in 1938, when it made the last Buffalo Nickel and the first Jefferson Nickel. This collection features both of these historic coins.
Includes: Last year of issue 1938 Buffalo Nickel. Produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1913 to 1938. Designed by by sculptor James Earle Fraser.
1938 Jefferson Nickel, designed by Felix Schlag, winner of a competition.
First struck in 1913, the Buffalo nickel had long been difficult to coin, and after it completed the 25-year term during which it could only be replaced by Congress, the Mint moved quickly to replace it with a new design. The Mint conducted a design competition in early 1938, requiring that Jefferson be depicted on the obverse, and Jefferson's house Monticello on the reverse. Schlag won the competition, but was required to submit an entirely new reverse and make other changes before the new piece went into production in October 1938.