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Question regarding a 1964 Nickel

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i would like to ask a question regarding a 1964 nickel. I've noticed that on other nickels (different year) had the FG(or FS?) mark just below Jefferson's shoulder. However, this coin dated 1964 that i have doesn't have this mark. Is this normal? or is this some type of mint error?

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The mint has always been slow in giving recognition to its designers. It took nearly 30 years for Frank Gasparro to get the recognition. A recent post just mentioned how, in 1973, the FG was enlarged and was more prominent. This didn't set well with the director and was prompted shrunken down the following year.

 

The reverse of the new nickel this year was overhauled with sharpened details being true to the original 1938 design with the FS adjacent to Monticello. However, ironically, Frank Gasparro may never have actually designed the Jefferson nickel's reverse. His original design was rejected for the reverse with this one chosen as a replacement.

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I believe...........though I may be wrong......

 

That the designer of the Jeff, Felix Shlag, intentionally

left his initials off the coin.

 

He was a perfectionist who was dis-satisfied with the final

look of the coin.

 

C'mon Jeff collectors.........correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Pete

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I believe...........though I may be wrong......

 

That the designer of the Jeff, Felix Shlag, intentionally

left his initials off the coin.

 

He was a perfectionist who was dis-satisfied with the final

look of the coin.

 

C'mon Jeff collectors.........correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Pete

 

Actually, the contest guidelines were that the designer's initials would be left off. This was not Schlag's idea.

 

Hoot

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