New Jefferson Nickel Features Full-Face View





The United States Mint plans to introduce a new design for the nickel with the image of Thomas Jefferson shown facing forward, rather than in profile, for the first time in history. The nation's circulating coins have featured a side view of presidents for nearly a century, beginning with Abraham Lincoln on the penny in 1909. Officials at the mint said the new nickel, based on an 1800 Rembrandt Peale painting of Jefferson, would begin circulating early next year.


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