US Commemorative Coins 2004 – 2005

2004 Thomas Edison Commemorative Coin 1879 saw the invention of the light bulb at the hands of Thomas Edison. 2004 brought about the minting of a commemorative coin which honored Edison. The coin was 90% silver and 10% copper, and featured an artist’s view of Edison in his laboratory and an image of the early light bulb on the obverse. The reverse  has a singular picture of the light bulb with a commemoration of its 125th anniversary above. It is marked also with the years 1879-2004. (500,000 minted) Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clarke led over 35 men with the help of a young woman belonging to the Shoshone nation (Sacajawea) across the country. They began the long journey of the many miles west as the Unites States was expanding in 1803. This event was honored on it’s...