Where in Tribeca?

A guest submission from V.: Where is this (tails up – yipes) embedded nickel with its drawing of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia?

If you are into coins, here’s some details from the US Mint’s site: “The reverse of the 2006 nickel features the classic, familiar rendition of Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home, originally executed by artist Felix Schlag and first chosen to adorn the coin’s reverse in 1938. However, the 2006 reverse design is crisper and more detailed than Americans have seen it in recent years, having been carefully restored by the United States Mint, guided by Schlag’s original work. The facets of the dome, the balconies and the details around the doors and windows were restored and reworked.

Jefferson designed Monticello himself, and construction began in 1768 when he was 25 years old. It was completed in 1823 when the former president and founding father was in his eightieth year. A skilled horticulturalist, Jefferson also planned the smallest details of the landscaping.”

And if you’ve had enough of TJ, you can now find nickels with “Westward Journey” symbols.


1 Comment

  1. I hate to see the house win on this one and its been several weeks! And not surprising that this was not found because it is located in the middle of a crosswalk in a small gap egress of the Holland Tunnel between Ericsson Place and Hudson Street where most people on crossing would be looking at the oncoming traffic and not the road beneath their feet. regards, Sonia Stock