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5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" Westward Journey; Keelboat

Features

Country United States
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Cents = 1/2 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 361,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 356
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of Lewis and Clark Expedition

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: Felix Schlag

Felix Oscar Schlag was the designer of the United States five cent coin in use from 1938 to 2004. He was born to Karl and Teresa Schlag in Frankfurt, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1929.

Reverse

A boat used during the Lewis & Clark expedition. Legend around.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
Am
LEWIS & CLARK
FIVE CENTS

Engraver: A. Maletsky

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (Westward Journey; Keelboat) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

The Lewis & Clark expedition joint Saint Charles (Missouri) to the Pacific for the first time by land in 1804-06. A key participant to the expedition, the Indian woman Sacagawea, is honored on a 2000 one dollar coin http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces923.html . The Corps of Discovery, special unit of the army aimed to the exploration of the North West, is on the Missouri quarter dollar http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces627.html .

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2004 D 344,880,000 0.14 0.14 0.40 0.56 0.67 0.68 61%
2004 P 366,720,000 0.13 0.39 0.37 0.36 0.36 0.73 62%
2004 S 2,992,069 3.63 5% Proof

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