1 Roll 2009 Denver Mint Jefferson Nickels
A new five-cent coin, made of nickel (and copper), was created in 1866. When Congress decided to make a five-cent coin of nickel and copper, the coin had to be made larger. This was good, because this nickel was much easier to handle than the tiny silver half disme.
The man on the nickel is President Thomas Jefferson, who took his place there in 1938. The building on the back of many nickels is called "Monticello," a large home that Jefferson designed and built for himself.