- Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial
- 2002 Winter Olympics – Salt Lake City
- U.S. Center of Population: 2000
- NOAA Heritage Trail: The Calais Observatory
- Ocean in View! The Nation's Newest Nickel
- 100th Anniversary of the First Flight
- 50th Anniversary of the Fredericksburg Geomagnetic Center
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa
- Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
- Hassler Park
- 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Ocean in View! The Nation's Newest Nickel
In August 2005, NOAA assisted the Unites States Mint with the introduction of a new nickel, the "Ocean in View!" by setting a commemorative mark featuring its design. "Ocean in View!" is one of several new nickels that commemorate the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
In August 2005, NOAA participated in the United States Mint's launch of the "Ocean in View!" nickel by unveiling a 12-inch stainless steel commemorative disk, featuring the design of the new nickel. A dedication of the mark took place in a ceremony at Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco, Washington.
Scientists from NOAA's National Geodetic Survey set the mark at Cape Disappointment State Park, a park of the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks, managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The nickel and commemorative mark are part of an ongoing celebration to commemorate the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The "tails" side of the "Ocean in View!" nickel bears a design based on a photograph by Andrew E. Cier of Astoria, Oregon, of the western waters as they might have been first viewed by Lewis and Clark and their team in November 1805.
The heads side of the "Ocean in View!" nickel bears a new image of President Thomas Jefferson.
A law passed by Congress and approved by President Bush in April 2003 authorized the redesign of the nation's nickel for the first time since 1938, to commemorate the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. The United States Mint launched the nickel series in 2004, with the Peace Medal nickel, followed by the Keelboat nickel, and then the American Bison nickel in March 2005.
The last nickel in the U.S. Mint's Westward Journey Series™, the "Ocean in View!" nickel design commemorates the completion of Lewis and Clark's expedition westward to find and map a transcontinental water route to the Pacific Ocean. The nickel depicts the dramatic coastal landscape where Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean on November 7, 1805. The nickel and commemorative mark feature the inscription "Ocean in view! O! The Joy!" an entry in Captain William Clark's journal, exulting his belief that they had finally reached the Pacific Ocean after so many months of arduous travel.
The "heads" side design for the 2005 nickel bears, for the first time in 67 years, a new likeness of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson. The "Liberty" inscription on the coin follows Jefferson's own handwriting. The design is based on a marble bust of Jefferson by the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon and paintings by Gilbert Stuart and Rembrandt Peale.
The new image of President Jefferson replaces the image of President Jefferson that had been on the nickel since 1938. Depictions of Monticello and Thomas Jefferson returned to the nickel in 2006.
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- Year: 2005
- Location: Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco, Washington
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- Event Commemorated: 2005 release of the U.S. Mint's new nickel, "Ocean in View!" which commemorates the moment the Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean