Schlag, Felix

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Schlag, Felix Gender: M
Felix Oscar Schlag
born on 4 September 1891 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°39' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°27 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°17'


German-born American sculptor who was the designer of the United States five cent coin in use from 1938 to 2004. Schlag accepted the offer of the American government to place his initials, FS, on the nickel beginning in 1966.

As a young man, he served in the German army of World War I. Schlag studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He moved to the United States in 1929.

On 21 April 1938, Schlag's design for the Jefferson nickel was selected by Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the United States Mint. Schlag won $1,000 for his winning design of the coin; he had been an award-winning artist in Europe.

He died on 9 March 1974 in Owosso, Michigan, aged 82.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor, designer)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army, WWI)