CharacteristicsReverse Description: Features an angled, side-view of the keelboat with full sail that transported members of the expedition and their supplies through the rivers of the Louisiana Territory in search of a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. Built to the specifications of Captain Lewis, the 55-foot keelboat could be sailed, rowed, poled like a raft, or towed from the riverbank.
The design, by United States Mint sculptor/engraver Al Maletsky, shows Captains Lewis and Clark in full uniform in the bow of the keelboat.
Obverse Description: The obverse bears the likeness of President Jefferson.
Obverse Inscriptions• IN GOD WE TRUST
Reverse Inscriptions• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
• LEWIS & CLARK
• FIVE CENTS
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Al Maletsky