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April 12th, 2004


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10:58 am
So i was sorting change into piles by denomination, and i found a funny looking nickle.
don't know how I hadn't heard about this.

Here's some info and an image if you haven't seen em yet.


The backside of the nickels now entering circulation features the Jefferson Peace Medal. This was a ceremonial medallion presented to Native American chiefs during treaty signings and other big pow-wows. It displays clasped hands and a peace pipe overlapping a hatchet.

The second nickel will be released in the fall, and will be engraved with an image of the keelboat used by Lewis and Clark in exploring the American West. President Jefferson was that expedition's chief patron.

The decision last year to replace Monticello on the coin created a political controversy. Objecting strenuously to the loss of free advertising for one of Virginia's top tourist attractions, that state's congressional delegation lobbied to make the nickel's redesign a temporary measure.

The coin is scheduled to revert to its former design in 2006.


mood: awakeawake

(5 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:axessdenyd
Date:April 12th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
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Monticello is really neat, though.

I don't like the one with the hands, just because commemorating the prelude to slaughtering Indians strikes me as stupid.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 12th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
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yeah, i thought it was pretty dumb too. Plus it looks like an arcade token
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From:oceanic
Date:April 12th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
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Go my state for being greedy bastards. ;p
Although I kinda like the Lewis and Clark idea. But yeah, the above design should have that Eddie Izzard quote running along the bottom: "Yes, more of us are coming, but we'll keep our promises.."
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From:claireh
Date:April 12th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
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i keep seieng that nickel when i am cashiering
and my first thought is
damn it somebody gave me foriegn money!
my second though is
oh 1803! this is a damn old nickel.
then i go. oh. no.
and just ignore it with the rest of the nickels.
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From:bunnyroo
Date:April 12th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
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i got one of those in ca.
it confused me.
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