Redesigned nickel includes image of bison

The U.S. Mint unveiled two new designs for the nickel on Thursday.

Both designs feature a new front image of former president Thomas Jefferson. The likeness appears stronger.

On the back of one design is a bison, reminiscent of the old buffalo nickel. The back of the second coin is a likeness of explorers Lewis and Clark.

The coins will be released next year.

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