In 1993, Thomas Jefferson was honored with a commemorative silver dollar for the 250th Anniversary of his birth. Jefferson has been featured extensively in numismatic designs ss the 3rd President of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. His portrait is most famously appears on the five-cent nickel, which replaced the highly collectible Buffalo Nickel in 1938. These coins were issued through the 1993 Thomas Jefferson Coin & Currency Sets which included a $1 Commemorative Dollar, as well as a 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note. Although the commemorative was struck in 1993, the nickel was released later in 1994.
This coin was the FIRST time a matte finish had been used on a nickel, and in fact, not on any U.S. coin since 1922. Matte-finish coins, similar to Burnished, are entirely non-reflective and have a dull textured surface. This effect is created by a special process on the dies that strike coins to give them a fine-grained rough surface. Matte coins are made for presentation purposes, as their details are crisp and obvious. This amazing piece is in a perfect SP70 grade by NGC! ONLY 167,703 coins were minted in TOTAL, and the population for this specific grade is only 80! This really does belong in your collection!
- TINY population of 80
- Pristine SP70 grade by NGC
- Rare matte finish