2004 Lewis and Clark Uncirculated Dollar
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2004 US MINT COMMEMORATIVE LEWIS & CLARK BICENTENNIAL UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLAR
In May of 1804, US Army Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set upstream on the Missouri River from St. Louis on the epic expedition that would take more than two years and traverse nearly eight thousand miles before its completion. The Lewis & Clark Expedition is considered by many the most successful military campaign in this Nation’s history. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the expedition braved injury, sickness and danger at every point. Miraculously, on this hazardous journey to the Pacific Ocean and back, the explorers lost only one man—to appendicitis.
In 2004, the United States Mint proudly honored these ‘Frontier Ambassadors’ by minting the 2004 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar. The obverse depicts Captains Lewis and Clark on a stream bank planning the direction of that day’s exploration. The reverse features two feathers to represent the many American Indian cultures encountered en route. During the expedition, Jefferson Peace Medals had been distributed to the Indian Nations, and the reverse of this commemorative silver dollar also features an image of that original Peace medal, surrounded by seventeen stars representing the number of States in the Union in 1804. It truly is a handsome piece.
This 2004 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar commemorates the explorers Lewis and Clark and the American Indians who sustained them on the expedition that changed America forever. This brilliant uncirculated dollar is presented in a museum-quality display box to further enhance your satisfaction of ownership.
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