President on Nickel
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There have been a number of 5 cent pieces in the United States, but the most common president on a nickel is non other than Thomas Jefferson. As the third President of the United States and the principle Declaration of Independence author, Jefferson deserves to be on this popular coin. In fact, the nickel has gone through a number of redesigns in recent years. The original nickel, released in 1938, featured a side view of the marble bust of Jefferson that was created by Jean-Antoine Houdon with a depiction of the Monticello on the reverse. In the 2000s, new reverse designs commemorating the Louisiana Purchase and the famous exploits of Lewis and Clark were minted, and these new designs came with new depictions of Thomas Jefferson.