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5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" Louisiana Purchase

Features

Country United States
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Cents = Half Dime / Nickel (0.05 USD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.21 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 360, Schön# 355
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of Louisiana Purchase 1803-2003

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"

Lettering: IN GOD WE TRUST LIBERTY * 2004 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 facial value and the lettering "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

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

Engraver: N. E. Nemeth

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (Louisiana Purchase)

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
2004 D 372,000,000
2004 P 361,440,000
2004 S 2,992,069 Proof

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