CFA 15/APR/04-1

Project name
2005 Nickel

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Mint
Description
One obverse design and two reverse designs. (Previous: CFA 16/OCT/03-Admin)

Letter

Dear Ms. Fore:

The Commission of Fine Arts reviewed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2005 nickel at its 15 April meeting. The recommendations were as follows:

Obverse: Design #2, Jefferson close-up right profile with handwritten "Liberty". The handwritten "Liberty" did not seem appropriate or legible for the coin, and it was recommended that a classic typeface be used and the word placed along the rim or in some other suitable place on the coin.

Reverse #1: Design #2, Grazing buffalo, was recommended with no changes suggested.

Reverse #2: Design #2, Grizzly bear with triangle pattern, was recommended with no changes suggested.

Sincerely,

/s/
Charles H. Atherton
Secretary

The Honorable Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director
United States Mint
801 9th Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20220