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Coin Collector's Q & A: Is it true the Jefferson nickel was designed in open competition outside the Mint?

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Coin Collector's Q & A: Is it true the Jefferson nickel was designed in open competition outside the Mint?

The design for the Jefferson nickel originated from a completely open competition for a $1000 prize. The winning design was submitted by Felix Schlag, a rather obscure sculptor at the time. His initials "FS" were added below the bust beginning in 1966.

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