Type 4, Return to Monticello

Obverse of "Return to Monticello" Five Cents
Reverse of "Return to Monticello" Five Cents

Ron Guth: Following the completion of the "Westward Journey" Nickel series in 2005, the Mint decided to return to a more familiar theme. In particular, the "Monticello" design on the reverses of 1938-2003 Nickels was restored in 2006, hence the "Return to Monticello" name for this new type. Thomas Jefferson still graces the obverse, but in this pose he faces almost completely forward and his bust is shifted to the left side of the coin. The word "Liberty" appears in script on the obverse above the date, and the legend "IN GOD WE TRUST" appears along the outer edge on the right side.