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The Lewis and Clark Adventure

Peace Medal Nickel

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Your award for chasing magpies is a Peace Medal Nickel to add to your collection.  You'll notice that the design on the back of this nickel is very much like the design on Jefferson's Peace Medal, which Lewis and Clark brought on their expedition to give to American Indian chiefs.

But instead of the legend "Peace and Friendship" as on the medal, the nickel's legend is "Louisiana Purchase."  This design honors Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana, making the size of the United States of America twice as big as it was before.

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