The US Mint is offering refunds of up to $130 for anyone who owns the 2004 Lewis and Clark Coin and Pouch Set if the pouch was from the Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band of Ohio. The refund is being offered because neither the state nor federal authorities recognize them as an official American Indian tribe.
The pouches were originally available from the US Mint from September 7, 2004 to December 31, 2004. The sets contained a 2004 Lewis and Clark Commemorative Proof Coin and a handmade American Indian Pouch. The Certificate of Authenticity included with the set identifies the Indian artisan’s name and tribe. The original offering price was $120.00.
The full refund of $130.00 is available if the entire set is returned (including coin). A reduced refund of $90.00 is available if only the pouch is returned.
The sets seem to be changing hands for comfortably less the refund amount on eBay. However, please remember that the refund is only being offered for sets with pouches made by the Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band of Ohio. This may only represent a very small number of sets.