2004 $2 Westward Journey Nickel Series
The 2004 $2 Westward Journey Nickel Series is a collection of five-cent coins that were released by the United States Mint to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. The series includes two different designs: “Peace Medal”: This design features a reproduction of the peace medal that President Thomas Jefferson commissioned for Lewis and Clark to give as gifts to Native American tribes they encountered on their journey. “Keelboat”: This design features a depiction of the keelboat that Lewis and Clark used to travel up the Missouri River. The 2004 $2 Westward Journey Nickel Series was the first in a two-year series of commemorative nickels. It was released to the public on April 19, 2004. The series was met with great enthusiasm by coin collectors and history buffs, and it helped to bring attention to the important role that the Lewis and Clark expedition played in American history.
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