Jefferson Nickel 1954 Composite Coin Mintmark S Grade VF
The United States five-cent coin, commonly called a nickel, since 1938 has featured a profile of President Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and until 2003 Monticello was featured on the reverse. For 2004 and 2005, nickels featured new designs to commemorate the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 2006, Monticello returned to the reverse, with a new image of Jefferson facing forward. Jefferson nickels are one of the easiest to collect from circulation. Mint marks may be found on the reverse, in between Monticello and the rim, on nickels from 1938 to 1964. From 1965 to 1967, no mint marks were used, and beginning in 1968, the mint mark was moved to the obverse, just below the date, where it remains today. This 1954S circulated Jefferson nickel is graded VG for Very Good.