What is on the Tail Side of a Nickel?

There are several different versions of a nickel and each one has something different on the tail side. The earliest nickels, the Liberty nickel, had a V which stood for the number 5. Buffalo nickels had…you guessed it…a buffalo. Jefferson nickels had Monticello, Jefferson’s home and finally, other Jefferson nickels have designs to honor Lewis and Clark’s bicentennial.