New Five Cent Piece.
I think there are a couple of plausible theories regarding the naming origin story for this week’s tune (and if anyone knows the actual answer, please share!).
One is that it refers to the introduction of the first nickel containing five cent piece in 1866. Up until this point, coins of this denomination were comprised of silver, so the ones with nickel were the “new” five cent pieces.
The other, which may be my own pet theory, is that it is intended to evoke the thought of a person who’s just come into a bit of money and feeling pretty good about themselves. The tune has a natural swing to it, and I always imagine someone walking down the street with an extra bounce in his or her step, presumably thanks to the newfound wealth tucked safely away in their pant pocket.
Regardless, it’s loads of fun to play, and guaranteed to put you in a cheerful mood.