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2005 Westward Buffalo Nickel - PROOF - Series I - Lens
2005 Westward Buffalo Nickel - PROOF - Series I - Lens

Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2005
Mint(s): San Francisco
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 21.2 mm

Product Code: 12848

The Westward Nickel Collection began in 2004 in commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.The U.S. Mint's Westward Journey Nickel Series 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 Bison or Buffalo nickel is the third nickel released in the United States Mint's Westward Journey Nickel Series. Designed to represent and 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, it still depicts the Buffalo as seen in the past on the Buffalo Nickels from 1913 -1938. The first new 2005 design on the nickel's reverse (back) features the American bison or 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, and of all the wildlife that the explorers wrote about.

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. This Proof Nickel will arrive to you in our custom designed lens.

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