Today marks the 277th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth. Numismatist's are quite familiar with Jefferson's likeness as it has appeared on numerous U.S. coins, medals and currency. We can also thank Jefferson for his involvement in U.S. coinage and the mint's early years. Despite Alexander Hamilton's and financier Robert Morris' expertise in monetary manners, it was Jefferson who realized the dollar unit would work best for America. Jefferson is also noteworthy for personally introducing 1,500 specimens of the 1792 half disme into circulation. Perhaps the greatest numismatic honor paid to our third president occurred during the 1976 Bicentennial, when $2 bills were hand cancelled with USPS commemorative stamps on the anniversary of his birth. This custom introduced a new trend to currency collecting, and examples can still be easily obtained. Although his beloved Monticello is closed due to the current health pandemic, and his simple grave will receive no visitors today, he is forever remembered in our hearts, our pockets, and our collections.