2004 Lewis Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 2004
Mints: Philadelphia
Composition:  0.900 silver 0.100 copper,
Diameter: 38.1 mm (1.5")
Weight:  26.73 grams (0.7736 oz. actual silver weight)
Total Mintage: 142,015 (business), 351,989 (proof)
Edge: reeded
Authority: Public Law 106-126 of June 12, 1999


The year 2004 marked the 200th anniversary of Lewis & Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and was released in concert with two circulating nickel commemoratives for 2004, the Keelboat & Peace Medal nickels.

The obverse was designed by Donna Weaver and features Captains Lewis and Clark on a stream bank planning another day of exploration. The designer's initials “DW” appear in the river to very far right.

The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and features two feathers, an image of the original Jefferson Peace Medal presented, surrounded by 17 stars representing the number of states in the Union in 1804.   The mint mark “P” for Philadelphia appears below the right feather.   

General Market Notes

The Lewis & Clark commemorative was quite popular as seen by it's mintage totals for both business and proof strikes. Finding an affordable example should be no problem.

Obverse Reverse
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