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2004-2005 Westward Nickels 4 pc Proof Set
2004-2005 Westward Nickels 4 pc Proof Set


 
Our Price: $14.95
Year: 2004-2005
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Nickel
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Product Code: 12853
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The Westward Nickel Collection began in 2004 in commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.The U.S. Mint's program began in 2004 with the Peace Medal nickel and followed by theKeelboatnickel. In 2005 the American Bison and the Ocean in View nickels were the next 2 released in the series. As part of the 2005 release, the U.S. changed the image of Thomas Jefferson.The new coin features the right side of Jefferson's face. Also, the word "Liberty" is shown,engraved in Jefferson's own handwriting.

The Peace Medal coin was is the first new nickel in the U.S. Mint's Nickel Series. Created as an actual replication of the coins that Lewis and Clark carried. They were known then as "peace medals." They traveled with presents, such as beads, flags, uniforms and these medals to present to Indian tribes as physical tokens of friendship. The medals became very well known throughout the territories. On the obverse, an artists rendition of President Thomas Jefferson. The reverse features two shaking hands. This universal gesture is widely recognized as a symbol of friendship.The words "peace" and "friendship" are inscribed along the edge of the coin. The hands themselves are those of a Soldier and a Native American Indian. Easily identifiable by the military cuff of a uniform and the braided chevrons; and the other hand ornately decorated with a beaded border and an engraved with an eagle.

Each Westward nickel proof was struck at the San Francisco mint.These PROOFS were not released by the U.S. Mint into general circulation and were only available as part of the U.S. Proof Set from each year. Proofs are highly polished specimen, double struck, each coin has a deep mirror-like surface. "Proofs" are the lowest production of any U.S. Mint release. These Proof Nickels will arrive to you in airtight capsules and protected by a black velvet pouch

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