A new version of the United States five-cent piece enters circulation today. The design features a full-face portrait engraving of Thomas Jefferson rather than the traditional profile.
Update: The U.S. Mint has posted their press release about the new nickel. The coins will begin to appear in circulation over the next few weeks, but if you can’t wait, you can buy bags and rolls directly from the Mint.
Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published January 12, 2006. 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.