October 5, 2005

HEMMINGS AND HAWING:

Cheerful Jefferson on New Nickel (MARTIN CRUTSINGER, 10/05/05, AP)

After nearly 100 years of depicting presidents in somber profiles on the nation's coins, the Mint is trying something different: The new nickel features Thomas Jefferson, facing forward, with the hint of a smile.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2005 2:38 PM
Comments

He looks like a compassionate conservative.

Posted by: h-man at October 5, 2005 3:17 PM

For comparison purposes I thought I'd post this link from today's wall street journal.

http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB112847391696860205.html

WSJ online is subscription only.

Posted by: mc at October 5, 2005 3:47 PM

great headline OJ!

Posted by: Shelton at October 5, 2005 4:06 PM

Is the smile "enigmatic" like the gal in the Louvre?

Posted by: jdkelly at October 5, 2005 6:42 PM

I don't like the new design.

It's less dignified.
If they wanted smiles, why not children playing ?

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 5, 2005 11:32 PM

It's based on Rembrandt Peale's portrait from 1800.

Posted by: joe shropshire at October 5, 2005 11:50 PM
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