Dear Ms. Fore:
At its meeting on 17 October the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed designs for the 2004 Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar.
For the obverse the choice was design # 8, showing full-length portraits of Lewis and Clark standing on the banks of a river in expedition dress.
Two designs were approved for the reverse: design # 10, featuring an inscription describing the expedition combined with a feather in the center of the coin; and # 12, showing the Jefferson Peace Medal slightly below the center flanked by a feather on each side, with the upper section filled in by seventeen stars, representing the number of states in the Union in 1804.
Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA
The Honorable Henrietta Holsman Fore
Director, United States Mint
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