New nickel released
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There’s more change for your change, as another new U.S. nickel is launched into general circulation.
On Monday, Feb. 28, the U.S. Mint will release the latest in its series of redesigned five-cent coins, honoring the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition and its patron, President Jefferson.
The new nickels look quite a bit different than current ones. The front and back of the piece both feature a new engraving.
The nickel will continue to honor the nation’s third president, as it has since 1938. But on the front, the familiar left-side profile of the Sage of Monticello will be replaced.
Instead, the new coin features the right side of Jefferson’s face. His face is also cropped closely, rather than showing his entire head. The word “Liberty,” engraved in a copy of Jefferson’s handwriting, has been added, too.
The new designs include a new profile of Thomas Jefferson on the obverse and the Buffalo or the ocean on the reverse.