The westward journey Nichols commemorated the bicentennial of the Louisiana purchase and the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explore that territory, which was vast. 2004 the Louisiana Purchase/Peace Medal was adapted from the reverse of the original Indian Peace medal that was commission for that expedition. The obverse has the portrait of Thomas Jefferson as is was in 1938 when this nickel first appeared in circulation. The reverse contained the symbols of peace, two hands shaking and 2 crossed peace pipes. The Keelboat reverse displays the boat that carried the Lewis and Clark expedition through the rivers of the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. This boat was built to the specifications of Captain Lewis. It was 55 feet long and could be sailed, rowed, poled like a raft or pulled from the riverbank. 2005 saw the design change of Thomas Jefferson to a profile of his face looking to the right. This design came from a 1789 marble bust of Jefferson and the word Liberty was from the hand writing of Jefferson. As described by the journals of the expedition, a bison was designed in full profile facing to the right. The bison was highly valued by American Indians. The Ocean In View reverse shows cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The “Ocean in view! I! The joy!” Was from a November 7, 1805 entry in Clark’s journal. All four designs of the nickels were released in the years 2004 and 2005. In 2006 the new design of the Nickel was released. It is called the Jefferson Modified and is still being produced. The obverse was from a painting done of Jefferson in 1800. The reverse was back to the design of Monticello but it was updated to give it a fresher look. I have no idea of when, where or how I received this Harris album but I do like it. A nice history is presented. The Other American Nickels is another complete set of the four designs with P and D mint marks.