The new nickels will be put into circulation on February 28. They feature a close-up of Thomas Jefferson and I can’t say that I’m a fan of the new design. The reverse contains a new engraving of a bison.
On March 3, the U.S. Mint will begin offering their standard 2005 proof coin set, a few days ahead of schedule. The sets make nice gifts for people who enjoy coins.
Updated March 5, 2014 and originally published February 23, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.