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2005 Westward Buffalo Box Set
2005 Westward Buffalo Box Set


 
Our Price: $12.95
Year: 2005
Mint(s): Philadelphia & Denver
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 21.2 mm
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Product Code: 12732
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Description
 
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 and the word "Liberty" is shown, engraved in Jefferson's own handwriting.

The Bison or Buffalo nickel is the third nickel released in the U.S. Mint's Westward Journey Nickel Series. Designed to represent and more importantly, acknowledge, nature and the wildlife that Lewis and Clark came across throughout their explorations and recognize the culture of the American Indian. On the reverse, this version of this new nickels design has not changed. It still depicts the Buffalo as seen in the past on the Buffalo Nickels from 1913 through 1938. The first new 2005 design on the nickel's reverse (back) features the American bison, also called a buffalo. This animal used to roam the plains in such great numbers that Lewis and Clark noted the animal often in their journals. This buffalo also reminds us of the American Indians who counted on the animal for food, clothing, and shelter.

This set contains all of our metal versions of the Westward nickels. In a custom designed box, you will receive
  • Gold version P & D
  • Platinum version P & D
  • Copper-Nickel Uncirculated P & D
  • This is the ultimate set to collect!
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