5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" Louisiana Purchase

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Cents = ½ Dime = 1 Nickel (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 46
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 360,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 355
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the Louisiana Purchase (1803-2003)

Series: Westward Journey

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States from 1801 to 1809, is surrounded with the lettering "LIBERTY" and the motto: "IN GOD WE TRUST", engraver's initials under the portrait.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST LIBERTY * 2004
P
FS

Engraver: F. Schlag

Reverse

In the middle, a rendition of the reverse of the original Indian Peace Medal, designed by Jefferson and used by Lewis and Clark during their expedition, represents, Underneath a Tomahawk and a calumet, two clasped hands: on the left a US soldier's one and on the right the one of a native American wearing a silver band adorned with an American eagle. Over this is written the date of the expedition "1803", and underneath that the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM". All is surrounded with the legend "LOUISIANA PURCHASE", the face value and the lettering "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", engraver's initials to the right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
LOUISIANA PURCHASE
1803
NEN
E PLURIBUS
UNUM
FIVE CENTS

Engraver: N. E. Nemeth

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (Louisiana Purchase) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
P United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2004 D 372 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.47 62%
2004 P 361 440 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.90 63%
2004 S 2 992 069 $ 2.60 7% Proof

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