Mint Showcases New Bison Nickel; Union Station Coin Exchange Lures Collectors
Byline: Melissa Brosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Tom Cabeen lives for nickels.
The 57-year-old retired carpenter from Princeton, Ill., traveled 18 hours by train to take part in his third nickel ceremony yesterday when the U.S. Mint rolled out its new American bison nickel at Union Station.
"Each one is interesting to me. Each new design is something different," Mr. Cabeen said.
The new buffalo coin is the third design in a four-part series that commemorates the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to the American West. The "Ocean in View" nickel, a fourth design, will be released later this year.
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Publication information: Article title: Mint Showcases New Bison Nickel; Union Station Coin Exchange Lures Collectors. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 2, 2005. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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