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2004 Westward Keelboat Nickel - Lens
2004 Westward Keelboat Nickel - Lens

Our Price: $14.95
Year: 2004
Mint(s): Philadelphia & Denver
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 21.2 mm

Product Code: 11770

The Westward Nickel Collection began in 2004 in commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. The President enacted to modify the Jefferson nickel to reflect images reminiscent of the historic expedition into the Louisiana Territory. The U.S. Mint's Westward Journey Nickel Series began in 2004 with the Peace Medal nickel and followed by the Keelboat nickel. 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, instead of the frontal view seen for 67 years. Also, the word "Liberty" is shown, engraved in Jefferson's own handwriting.

The Keelboat nickel was the second nickel in the U.S. Mints Westward Journey Nickel Series. It was designed to emulate the image of the very type of boat that Lewis and Clark used on their journey to finding a water route to the Pacific Ocean, along with the visions of President Thomas Jefferson. Lewis & Clark left Camp River Dubois in May of 1804 in a specially designed keelboat that they traveled up the Mississippi River in. Once they arrived at the first leg of their trip in Fort Mandan, they sent the boat back down the river filled with water specimens and reports, to report back to the President with. It was Lewis & Clark who established the first, most accurate waterway map of the land to the far west. The Keelboat is the best symbol to denote the type of transit that enabled them to search out their destination of the Pacific Ocean and back home again.

This set contains all of our metal versions of the Westward nickels. You will receive 3 lenses, each will hold
  • Gold version P & D
  • Platinum version P & D
  • Copper-Nickel Uncirculated P & D
  • This is the ultimate set to collect!

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