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Just found the new nickel in my pocket change.

 

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Also, I have the Dansco album for the nickles and I noticed that 2004 has 4 slots for each 2004 and 2005 (two2004-P and two 2004-D , and two 2005-P, two 2005-D slots). Does anyone know why and what should I look out for?

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As part of the Louisianna Purchase Anniversary two different Jefferson Nickels were issued in 2004 and 2005. 2004 the first was the Peace Medal reverse with Jefferson on the obverse. The second 2004 was the keel boat reverse.

 

2005 had the Buffalo reverse and then the Ocean View reverse. I'll look for some pics.

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I am now finding quite a few of the 2004 and 2005 nickels in circulation, but very few of the 2006. I have even asked my bank if they had a roll or two I could have, and was told they didn't.

 

I wonder why there are so few of the 2006 nickels in circulation?

 

:ninja:;););)

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2004 designs150px-United_States_2004_peace_medal_nickel,_reverse.jpg150px-United_States_2004_keelboat_nickel,_reverse.jpg

In 2004, the reverse of the nickel changed, with two different designs during the year. The first design, placed into circulation on March 1, 2004, featured a design based upon a rendition of the original Indian Peace Medal commissioned for Lewis and Clark's expedition. It was designed by Norman E. Nemeth.

 

In the autumn of 2004, the reverse changed again to feature a view of Lewis and Clark's keelboat in full sail that transported members of the Corps of Discovery expedition and their supplies through the rivers of the Louisiana Territory. This design depicts Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in full uniform, standing in the bow of the keelboat. This nickel was designed by Al Maletsky.

 

 

 

2005 designs150px-United_States_nickel,_obverse,_2005.jpg150px-United_States_2005_bison_nickel,_reverse.jpg150px-United_States_2005_ocean_view_nickel,_reverse.jpg

On September 16, 2004, the U.S. Mint unveiled its new designs for 2005. They had been chosen by John W. Snow on July 22, 2004 but were not disclosed to the public. The U.S. Mint revealed that the Felix Schlag depiction of Thomas Jefferson was being done away with in favor of a more modern depiction of Jefferson. The new obverse of the Jefferson nickel was designed by Joe Fitzgerald and engraved by Don Everhart II. Its circulation began on February 28, 2005.

 

Also unveiled on September 16, 2004 were two new reverses. A depiction of the American bison temporarily returns to the reverse after a 67-year absence. The new reverse was designed by Jamie N. Franki and engraved by Norman E. Nemeth. The U.S. Mint had been lobbied to include the American bison on the nickel in the hope of keeping the public interested in its continuing recovery after nearly being hunted to extinction after the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

 

The final Westward Journey nickel reverse was designed by Joe Fitzgerald and engraved by Donna Weaver. It depicts the Pacific Ocean and the words from William Clark's diary upon reaching it. In a controversial move, the U.S. Mint decided to amend Clark's actual words. He had originally written, "Ocian in view! O! The Joy!" but as the spelling "ocian" is nonstandard, the U.S. Mint decided to modify it to "ocean".

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_(U.S._coin)

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I am now finding quite a few of the 2004 and 2005 nickels in circulation, but very few of the 2006. I have even asked my bank if they had a roll or two I could have, and was told they didn't.

 

I wonder why there are so few of the 2006 nickels in circulation?

 

:ninja:;););)

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