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He isn't anymore. In 2005 the nickel was temporarily redesigned so that Jefferson's portrait also faced to the right. However in 2006 it was turned again and Jefferson faces forward on newer nickels.

The decision as to which direction each portrait faced was just coincidence, due to the medals and other sculptures on which the coins' designs were based.

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