New Nickels

Jefferson getting a makeover on nickel being revealed Thursday

Thomas Jefferson is getting a new look. The US Mint says a new portrait of the third president will be used on the nickel for the first time since 1938. The mint will reveal designs for two new nickels Thursday. A new portrait of Jefferson will be on the front of each coin. Each will also have a change of the back. The two new coins are part of a wave of new coins approved by Congress to honor the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

It's called the Westward Journey Nickel series. Two new five-cent pieces have already gone into circulation.