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What is some information about the 2005 buffalo nickel recall?

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Made in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark expedition, one of the 2005 Westward Journey Nickel series depicts a buffalo on the back of the Jefferson Nickel. The President ordered the change and the buffalo represents the wildlife and the American Indians that Lewis and Clark encountered.

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In 2006, Thomas Jefferson and his home, Monticello, returned to the 5 cent piece, ending the enactment of Public Law 108-15. The special editions included the buffalo, the Pacific Ocean and an inscription wrote by Captain William Clark, and a contemporary image of President Jefferson with “Liberty” written to look like his script.

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