Danny and I were putting all of our loose change in the big glass jar known as the Bottomless Jar of Misfourtune, and my eye caught a nickel (not "nickle" - Bethany & I now know that a nickle is actually a type of woodpecker!) that looked rather odd...I took a closer look, and realized it was a very recently-released nickel, the first redesign of the nickel since 1938, commissioned to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Crazy! I had no idea they were even doing something like that.
The front has a weird, enlarged picture of Jefferson, and the back is a picture of a pine tree and an ocean scene, with the words "Ocean in view! O! The joy!", which is supposedly what Lewis (or was it Clark?) wrote in his journals when they finally caught sight of the Pacific after months of travel. In any case, there were only 50,000 of these suckers printed, so I think I'll hold onto it for now. Might be worth something someday.
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AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood
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