On the reverse of coins , historic places and monuments are depicted on this side. In this article, I will talk about Independence Hall and other National Monuments that you can visit in America that is either pictured on a coin or is honoring a historic person on a coin. 1. Independence Hall area , Independence Hall, is depicted on only one year, 1976, remembering when we got freedom from Britain. It marks the 200th anniversary of our freedom and depicts Independence Hall because it was the historic place , known as the Pennsylvania State House in the 18th century, was where the Declaration of Independence was signed, which was the document saying that we will no longer follow Britain and fight for rights. The Constitution was the other important document signed in Independence Hall. Also down the street is the Liberty Bell, which has a large crack on its rim . The Franklin half dollar, designed by John Sinnock, ( John Sinnock also designed the Roosevelt dime) depicts the Liberty Bell on this half dollar. 2. Washington, D.C , Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is depicted on the penny. The penny was originally designed by Victor D. Brenner, with the Wheat cent but his reverse was changed by Frank Gasparro in 1959 to show the Lincoln Memorial. Gasparros reverse was changed in 2010 to the Union Shield, designed by Lyndall Bass.The Lincoln Memorial was designed by Henry Bacon, whose style is from the Doric temples located in Ancient Greece. The statue is built by 19 stone pieces and has 36 surrounding columns because in his presidency there was only 36 states in America. There is also only 58 steps going up to the Lincoln Memorial because when he was president he served 2 terms but when he died he was 56. 3. Monticello , Abermale County, Virginia Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home, is but on the back of the nickel. This design replaced the Buffalo or Indian Head nickel , which lasted 25 years. Thomas Jefferson created the Monticello, which is pretty close to his birthplace. This estate called the "essay in architecture", has 43 rooms and some are octagonal, because Jefferson loved architecture shaped as octagons. The Monticello has been the reverse for the nickel for 81 years, taking out 2004 and 2005 when the mint decided to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, putting a Buffalo, Keelboat,a Peace Medal and Ocean in View on the reverse of the nickel. The original Jefferson head design , which was designed by Felix O. Schlag, in 2006 Jamie Franki design the present obverse of the nickel. In some stores, you can buy painted Lewis and Clark bicentennial nickels.
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