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Abraham Lincoln faces to the right because the design of the coin was based on a medal that had his image that direction. Also, Jefferson's portrait faces right on the Westward Journey nickels struck in 2005, so Lincoln is not the only president facing that direction. The choice of direction for a portrait is purely artistic. There is no law or political reason for the selection.

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Because Teddy Roosevelt was so taken with a plaque depicting him which president is the only one facing to the right on US coins?

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The coin's designer, Victor David Brenner, based the image on a medal he had created earlier. The direction of portraits on American coins is not determined by any laws or custom, but solely by the preference of the artists who designed them. In fact, Lincoln is not the only president whose image faces to the right. The modernistic portrait of Thomas Jefferson used on the 2005 Lewis and Clark nickels also is right-facing and his portrait on 2006 and later nickels is in a 3/4-right orientation. Images on the Presidential Dollars face in all directions, and on older coins those of Miss Liberty are about equally split between left and right.


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