The obverse of the nickel starting in 2006 is a redeigned portrait of Thomas Jefferson. Jamie Franki of Concord, North Carolina, designed the obverse, using as his inspiration the first Rembrandt Peale life study of Jefferson, done in 1800. Depicting Jefferson as Vice President at 57 years of age, just before becoming President, this Peale portrait had a significant iconographic role during Jefferson's lifetime; it was frequently used as a reference to create most of the images by which Jefferson's contemporaries came to know him.
- Standard I finish these with Surgical Steel
- Silver Electroplated Clip-Ons are also available for those that don't have piercings