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Nickels Due for Change, Their First Since 1938

November 07, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

After 65 years with little change, the nickel will get two new looks next year.

The new "tails" for nickels unveiled by the U.S. Mint commemorate the bicentennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition. Thomas Jefferson will stay on the "heads" side, but the new themes will replace the image of Jefferson's home, Monticello, which has been on the back of the coins since 1938.

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