Archive for October 2009
The Completion of the Westward Journey Nickel Series, was the Return to Monticello Nickel. The U.S. Mint states this is the first coin to have a President facing forward.
Name of obverse: “Jefferson, 1800”
Name of reverse: “Monticello”
Obverse: bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson based on the Rembrandt Peale painting of 1800 Reverse: restored 1938 design of President Jefferson’s Virginia home of Monticello
Obverse Designer: Jamie Franki Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Obverse Engraver: Donna Weaver Reverse Engraver: Felix Schlag
The U.S. Mint has released the 2009 U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Territory Quarter.
Reverse: “Banana Quit, Yellow Cedar and Islands”
Description: Features an outline of the three major islands, the yellow breast or banana quit, its official bird; the yellow cedar or yellow elder, the official flower; and a Tyre Palm Tree with the inscriptions, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS and United in Pride and Hope, the official motto of the territory.
Sculptor: Joseph Menna