WASHINGTON – The United States Mint today announced that the limited edition Ocean in View Nickel Official First Day Coin Covers will be available online at www.usmint.gov beginning at noon (ET) on August 29, 2005. This product is limited up to 50,000 units.

Priced at $19.95, the Ocean in View Nickel Official First Day Coin Cover features two Ocean in View nickels – one each from the United States Mint at Denver and Philadelphia. Struck on June 20, 2005, the coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a cancelled 37-cent United States Flag postage stamp.

The postmark of August 1, 2005, Chinook, Washington, marks the day the Ocean in View Nickels were first released to the Federal Reserve Bank and to the public, certifying this limited edition. The Ocean in View nickel is the fourth reverse design in the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, authorized by Public Law 108-15, to commemorate the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Customers can purchase the Ocean in View Nickel First Day Coin Covers online through the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov, or by calling toll-free 1-800-USA-MINT.

Contact:
Press inquiries: Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information: (800) USA MINT (872-6468)