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Coins on Jefferson's Grave

Visitors to Monticello are sometimes puzzled by the sight of coins on Thomas Jefferson's gravestone. These are thrown there by tourists and others who have visited the grave site. This phenomenon was first remarked upon by the Monticello Association - who own and care for the graveyard - in 1978.[1]

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  1. Annual Report of the Monticello Association, 1978, 12.

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