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The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. Between 1999 and 2008 (anticipated completion date), it features each of the United States' 50 individual U.S. states on unique designs for the reverse of the quarter. Download high resolution version (1148x1136, 152 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1148x1136, 152 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Commemorative coinage of the United States consists of coins that have been minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization. ... Mrs. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... In logic (and usually without being paired with reverse), obverse has a meaning close to contrapositive. ... The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. ...

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The state quarter program

During the program, a new statehood quarter is released by the United States Mint every "quintile," or 1/5th of a year (73 days); five designs are released each year. Each quarter's reverse celebrates one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions and symbols, usually designed by a resident of that state and chosen by the state government. Mrs. ...


The quarters are released in the same order that the states joined the Union. The obverse of each quarter is the same, but is a redesign over the previous design of the quarter. This is a list of U.S. states by order of admission into the Union. ... In logic (and usually without being paired with reverse), obverse has a meaning close to contrapositive. ... The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. ...


The statehood quarters program has become one of the most popular commemorative coin programs in United States history; the United States Mint has estimated that over one hundred million individuals have collected state quarters, either formally or informally.


Although the statehood program is, by legislation, intended to include only the 50 states, legislation has twice been introduced in Congress to extend the program an additional year to include the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. As of June 2005, this legislation had not yet reached a floor vote. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, the 1997 act that authorized the statehood quarter program provided that if any territories, commonwealths, or the federal district became states before 2009, that new state would get a quarter.


Quarter details

State Release Date
(Statehood Date)
Mintage Numbers Design Elements Depicted
Delaware January 1, 1999
(December 7, 1787)
774,824,000 Caesar Rodney on horseback
Captions: "The First State," "Caesar Rodney"
Pennsylvania March 8, 1999
(December 12, 1787)
707,332,000 "Commonwealth" statue, state outline, keystone
Captions: "Virtue, Liberty, Independence"
New Jersey May 17, 1999
(December 18, 1787)
662,228,000 "Washington Crossing the Delaware"
Caption: "Crossroads of the Revolution."
Georgia July 19, 1999
(January 2, 1788)
939,932,000 Peach, Live oak sprigs, state outline
Banner with text: "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"
Connecticut October 12, 1999
(January 9, 1788)
1,346,624,000 Charter Oak
Caption: "The Charter Oak"
Massachusetts January 3, 2000
(February 6, 1788)
1,163,784,000 "The Minuteman" statue, state outline
Caption: "The Bay State"
Maryland March 13, 2000
(April 28, 1788)
1,234,732,000 Dome of the Maryland state house, White oak clusters
Caption: "The Old Line State"
South Carolina May 22, 2000
(May 23, 1788)
1,308,784,000 Palmetto tree, Carolina Wren, yellow jessamine, state outline
Caption: "The Palmetto State"
New Hampshire August 7, 2000
(June 21, 1788)
1,169,016,000 "The Old Man of the Mountain," nine stars
Captions: "Old Man of the Mountain," "Live Free or Die"
Virginia October 16, 2000
(June 25, 1788)
1,594,616,000 Ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, Discovery
Captions: "Jamestown, 1607-2007," "Quadricentennial"
New York January 2, 2001
(July 26, 1788)
1,275,040,000 Statue of Liberty, eleven stars, state outline with line tracing Hudson River and Erie Canal
Caption: "Gateway to Freedom"
North Carolina March 12, 2001
(November 21, 1789)
1,055,476,000 Wright Flyer, Wilbur and Orville Wright
Caption: "First Flight"
Rhode Island May 21, 2001
(May 29, 1790)
870,100,000 Vintage sailboat in Narragansett Bay, Pell Bridge
Caption: "The Ocean State"
Vermont August 6, 2001
(March 4, 1791)
882,804,000 Maple trees with sap buckets, Camel's Hump Mountain
Caption: "Freedom and Unity"
Kentucky October 15, 2001
(June 1, 1792)
723,564,000 Thoroughbred racehorse behind fence, Federal Hill mansion
Caption: "My Old Kentucky Home"
Tennessee January 2, 2002
(June 1, 1796)
648,068,000 Fiddle, trumpet, guitar, musical score, three stars
Banner with text: "Musical Heritage."
Ohio March 18, 2002
(March 1, 1803)
632,032,000 Wright Flyer, spacesuit, state outline
Caption: "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers"
Louisiana May 30, 2002
(April 30, 1812)
764,204,000 Pelican; trumpet with musical notes, outline of Louisiana Purchase on map of U.S.
Caption: "Louisiana Purchase"
Indiana August 2, 2002
(December 11, 1816)
689,800,000 Racecar, state outline, 19 stars
Caption: "Crossroads of America"
Mississippi October 15, 2002
(December 10, 1817)
579,600,000 Two magnolia blossoms
Caption: "The Magnolia State"
Illinois January 2, 2003
(December 3, 1818)
463,200,000 Young Abraham Lincoln; farm scene; Chicago skyline; state outline; 21 stars, 11 on left edge and 10 on right
Captions: "Land of Lincoln;" "21st state/century."
Alabama March 17, 2003
(December 14, 1819)
457,400,000 Helen Keller, seated, longleaf pine branch, Magnolia blossoms
Banner with text: "Spirit of Courage"
Caption: "Helen Keller" in standard print and Braille.
Maine June 2, 2003
(March 15, 1820)
448,800,000 Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; schooner at sea
Missouri August 4, 2003
(August 10, 1821)
453,200,000 Gateway Arch, Lewis and Clark returning down Missouri River
Caption: "Corps of Discovery 1804-2004."
Arkansas October 20, 2003
(June 15, 1836)
457,800,000 Diamond, rice stalks, mallard duck flying above a lake
Michigan January 26, 2004
(January 26, 1837)
459,600,000 State outline, outline of Great Lakes system
Caption: "Great Lakes State"
Florida March 29, 2004
(March 3, 1845)
481,800,000 Spanish galleon, Sabal palm trees, Space Shuttle
Caption: "Gateway to Discovery"
Texas June 1, 2004
(December 29, 1845)
541,800,000 State outline, star
Caption: "The Lone Star State"
Iowa August 30, 2004
(December 28, 1846)
465,200,000 Schoolhouse, teacher and students planting a tree,
Captions: "Foundation in Education", "Grant Wood"
Wisconsin October 25, 2004
(May 29, 1848)
453,200,000 Head of a cow, round of cheese and ear of corn.
Caption: "Forward"
California January 31, 2005
(September 9, 1850)
520,400,000 John Muir, California Condor and Half Dome
Caption: "Yosemite Valley"
Minnesota April 4, 2005
(May 11, 1858)
488,000,000 Common loon, Fishing, state map
Caption: "Land of 10,000 Lakes"
Oregon June 6, 2005
(February 14, 1859)
720,200,000  Crater Lake National Park
Caption: "Crater Lake"
Kansas August 29, 2005
(January 29, 1861)
563,400,000 American Bison, Sunflowers
West Virginia (14 October 2005)
(June 20, 1863)
Current, TBA New River Gorge Bridge
Caption: "New River Gorge"
Nevada December 26, 2005
(October 31, 1864)
  Nevada quarter Mustangs, mountains, rising sun
Caption: "The Silver State"
Nebraska 2006
(March 1, 1867)
  Nebraska quarter Chimney Rock, covered wagon
Caption: "Chimney Rock"
Colorado 2006
(August 1, 1876)
  Rocky Mountains
Caption: "Colorful Colorado"
North Dakota 2006
(November 2, 1889)
  North Dakota quarter Bison, grassland
South Dakota 2006
(November 2, 1889)
  South Dakota quarter Mount Rushmore, Ring-necked Pheasant
Montana 2007
(November 8, 1889)
     
Washington 2007
(November 11, 1889)
     
Idaho 2007
(July 3, 1890)
     
Wyoming 2007
(July 10, 1890)
     
Utah 2007
(January 4, 1896)
     
Oklahoma 2008
(November 16, 1907)
     
New Mexico 2008
(January 6, 1912)
     
Arizona 2008
(February 14, 1912)
     
Alaska 2008
(January 3, 1959)
     
Hawaii 2008
(August 21, 1959)
     

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State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official language(s) English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 139 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official language(s) English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131,442 km²  - Water... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 171 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was a deafblind American author, activist and lecturer. ... Binomial name Pinus palustris Mill. ... Species See text Magnolia is a large genus of about 120 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. ... Originally developed by soldiers, the Braille system is a method that the blind use to read and write. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Official languages None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 13. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 132 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is located near Bristol, Maine, USA and is manned by volunteers during good weather. ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 178 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Old Courthouse sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, with the arch to the east, near the rivers edge. ... The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1154x1147, 171 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the Mallard duck. ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Official languages English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² 41. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (977x995, 93 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville (largest metropolitan area is Miami) Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 121 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 144 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Official languages English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 0. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 172 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Iowa Grant Wood State Quarters Categories: Iowa State University images ... American Gothic (1930) 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood ]], born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... State nickname: Badger State Official languages None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 17 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 146 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, or other mammals. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Download high resolution version (1167x1189, 158 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American polymath: environmentalist, naturalist, explorer, writer, inventor, engineer and geologist. ... Species Vultur gryphus Gymnogyps californianus Note that Condor is the NATO reporting name for the Russian/Soviet Antonov An-124 transport aircraft. ... Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley, possibly the Valleys most familiar sight. ... Yosemite Valley with Half Dome in the distance. ... State nickname: North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Official languages None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 8. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Download high resolution version (1167x1189, 152 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Gavia immer (Brunnich, 1764) The Great Northern Diver, known in North America as the Common Loon (Gavia immer), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... State nickname: Beaver State Official languages None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 2. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Download high resolution version (1167x1189, 151 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Crater Lake National Park is a U.S. National Park located in Oregon whose most famous feature is Crater Lake. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Download high resolution version (1167x1189, 153 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Bison bison Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies B. b. ... Binomial name Helianthus annuus L. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Download high resolution version (1167x1189, 192 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... New River Gorge Bridge The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel-arch bridge, in West Virginia near Fayetteville, and was for many years, with a length of 3030 feet (924 m) the longest in the world of that type. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Official languages None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 0. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Mustang is a hardy, naturalized (feral) horse of the North American west. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Official languages English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 0. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Categories: Rock formations in the United States | U.S. National Historic Sites | Nebraska landmarks | Morrill County, Nebraska | Oregon Trail | US geography stubs ... A covered wagon was usually pulled by oxen, mules or horses in groups of two. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official language(s) English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links from http://www. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Official languages English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 2. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Species B. bison B. bonasus B. priscus A North American bison Bison is a taxonomic genus containing six species of large even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Official languages English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Senators Tim Johnson (D) John Thune (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 1. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, South Dakota, memorializes the birth, growth, preservation, and development of the United States of America. ... Binomial name Phasianus colchicus Linnaeus, 1758 The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... State nickname: Treasure State Official languages English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 1 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Official languages None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 6. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Gem State Official languages English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 0. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Utah is one of the Four Corners states, and is bordered by: Idaho (at 42°N) and Wyoming (at 41°N and 111°W) in the north, by Colorado (at 109°W) in the east, at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Oklahoma is a state of the United States, lying mostly in the southern Great Plains, and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Official languages English AreaRank = 5th Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked {{{AreaRank}}} 315,194 km² 0. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Official languages English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² 13. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Official languages Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle (R) Senators Daniel Inouye (D) Daniel Akaka (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² 41. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mrs. ...


Year map

The following map shows the years each state is released as a State Quarter. Image:State Quarters Year Map.png Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to highlight state boundaries for the State Quarters colored by year. ...


The following table has states grouped by year.

Color Year 1st State 2nd State 3rd State 4th State 5th State
  1999 Delaware Pennsylvania New Jersey Georgia Connecticut
  2000 Massachusetts Maryland South Carolina New Hampshire Virginia
  2001 New York North Carolina Rhode Island Vermont Kentucky
  2002 Tennessee Ohio Louisiana Indiana Mississippi
  2003 Illinois Alabama Maine Missouri Arkansas
  2004 Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin
  2005 California Minnesota Oregon Kansas West Virginia
  2006 Nevada Nebraska Colorado North Dakota South Dakota
  2007 Montana Washington Idaho Wyoming Utah
  2008 Oklahoma New Mexico Arizona Alaska Hawaii

1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... State nickname: The First State Official languages None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joe Biden (D) Thomas Carper (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 21. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 14. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official language(s) English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Official languages None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 21 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165/km² Admission into Union... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... State nickname: Granite State, Mother of Rivers, White Mountain State, Switzerland of America [1] Official languages English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Senators Judd Gregg (R) John Sununu (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 3. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Official languages None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 32. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Official languages English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 1. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official language(s) English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... State nickname: Pelican State Official languages None; English and French de facto Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 31st 134,382 km... State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Official languages English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Senators Thad Cochran (R) Trent Lott (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 3 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official language(s) English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official language(s) English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131,442 km²  - Water... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Official languages None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 13. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... State nickname: The Natural State Other U.S. States Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee (R) Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) Mark Pryor (D) Official language(s) English Area 137,732 km² (29th)  - Land 134,856 km²  - Water 2,876 km² (2. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Official languages English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² 41. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville (largest metropolitan area is Miami) Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Official languages English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 0. ... State nickname: Badger State Official languages None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 17 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... State nickname: North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Official languages None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 8. ... State nickname: Beaver State Official languages None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Official languages None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 0. ... State nickname: Cornhusker State Official languages English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Governor Dave Heineman (R) Senators Chuck Hagel (R) Ben Nelson (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official language(s) English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Official languages English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Official languages English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Senators Tim Johnson (D) John Thune (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 1. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Treasure State Official languages English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 1 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Official languages None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 6. ... State nickname: Gem State Official languages English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 0. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Utah is one of the Four Corners states, and is bordered by: Idaho (at 42°N) and Wyoming (at 41°N and 111°W) in the north, by Colorado (at 109°W) in the east, at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument... 2008 (MMVIII) is a Leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oklahoma is a state of the United States, lying mostly in the southern Great Plains, and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Official languages English AreaRank = 5th Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked {{{AreaRank}}} 315,194 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official language(s) English Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Official languages English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² 13. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Official languages Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle (R) Senators Daniel Inouye (D) Daniel Akaka (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² 41. ...

Collectible value

The U.S. Mint designed the state quarters series, not as a potentially valuable collectible, but as a way of spurring interest in U.S. coinage - which had seen relatively few changes in design in the past 50 years - and in U.S. history. While mintage totals of the various designs vary widely – Virginia quarters are almost four times more abundant than Maine issues — none of the regular circulating issues are sufficiently rare enough to become valuable investments. A collectible (or collectable) is a manufactured item designed for people to collect. ... // Pre-Columbian America Main article: Population history of American indigenous peoples. ...


There was, however, a measure of collector interest and controversy over misprintings of the Wisconsin quarter. Some designs feature corn without a smaller leaf, others feature a small leaf pointing upwards, and still others have the leaf bending down. [1] A set of all three quarters from the Philadelphia mint sold on eBay in February 2005 for $300. eBay Inc. ...


No other variations on any other state quarter issues have been noted as of 2005. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Design issues

A design contest winner for the Missouri quarter, Paul Jackson, has claimed that the Mint engraver's interpretation of the design was "dumbed down". The Mint stated that Jackson's design was uncoinable. [2]


Shortly after the Georgia quarter was released, there was an article in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about an apparent mistake in the quarter. The outline of the state of Georgia on the quarter appears to have accidentally left out Dade County, which is the county in the extreme northwestern part of the state. Dade County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


There has also been some controversy over the Tennessee quarter. Some sources claim that the details on the instruments depicted on the quarter are inaccurate, such as the number of strings on the guitar and the location of the tubing on the trumpet.


One of the final concepts for the Tennessee quarter was based on the Native American leader Sequoyah, who created the Cherokee alphabet. Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... SE-QUO-YAH – a lithograph from Indian Tribes, McKinney and Hall, 1856. ... Original distribution of the Cherokee language Cherokee (Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩ) is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people. ...


One of the final concepts for the Nebraska quarter was based on the Ponca leader Standing Bear, who, in a suit brought against the federal government, successfully argued that Native Americans were citizens entitled to rights under the U.S. Constitution. The Ponca are a Native American tribe originally living around the mouth of the [[Niobrara River],] Nebraska, but was later removed to the Indian Territory. ... Chief Standing Bear Standing Bear (1834(?) - 1908 was a Ponca Native American Indian chief who successfully argued in U.S. District Court in 1879 that American Indians are persons within the meaning of the law and have the rights of citizenship. ...


The Charter Oak on the back of the Connecticut quarter fell during a storm on August 21, 1856. The Charter Oak on the Connecticut quarter The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing, from around the 12th or 13th century until 1856, on what the English colonists named Wyllys Hill, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. // Early history The Dutch explorer Adrian (or Adriaen) Block described, in... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Old Man of the Mountain on the back of the New Hampshire quarter collapsed in 2003. This article is about the New Hampshire landmark. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the submission process for the design of the West Virginia quarter, there was an apparent movement to put the famous Mothman on the final design. An eyewitnesss sketch of Mothman Mothman was the name given to a strange creature sighted many times in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia, on the border with Ohio between November 1966 and November 1967. ...


Several quarters have stars as part of their design. On the designs for New Hampshire, New York, Indiana, and Illinois, the stars represent the order in which the state ratified the Constitution. For example, New Hampshire has nine stars, as it is the ninth state. The three stars in the background of Tennessee's design symbolize the three grand divisions of the state; East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee, and not the state's entry number as Tennessee was the sixteenth state to be admitted to the Union. Texas has a star representing its title as the Lone Star State. East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


The Alabama quarter is the first coin circulated in the U.S. that features braille. It is also the only state quarter to feature a member of the Socialist Party of America. Originally developed by soldiers, the Braille system is a method that the blind use to read and write. ... The Socialist Party of America is a socialist political party in the United States. ...


On May 4, 2005, The Onion ran a satirical news story titled "U.S. Mint Gears Up To Issue Commemorative County Pennies". May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Onion is a parody newspaper published weekly in print and on the Internet. ...


See also

Mrs. ... Commemorative coinage of the United States consists of coins that have been minted to commemorate a particular event, person or organization. ... The United States five cent coin, commonly called a nickel, is a unit of currency equaling one 1/20th of a United States dollar. ... The quarter is 1/4th of a United States dollar or 25 cents. ...

External links

  • The 50 State Quarters Program of the United States Mint Official Website
  • State Quarter Designs

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Encyclopedia: State Quarters (8101 words)
Each quarter's reverse celebrates one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions and symbols, usually designed by a resident of that state and chosen by the state government.
The outline of the state of Georgia on the quarter appears to have accidentally left out Dade County, which is the county in the extreme northwestern part of the state.
The three stars in the background of Tennessee's design symbolize the three grand divisions of the state; East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee, and not the state's entry number as Tennessee was the sixteenth state to be admitted to the Union.
State Quarters - Coin Collecting - The Hobby of Kings (864 words)
The second quarter to be released in 2005 commemorates the State of Minnesota, "Land of 10,000 Lakes." On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state admitted into the Union, and as such, it is the 32nd coin to be issued in the United States Mint’s popular 50 State Quarters® Program.
The State of Oregon is honored with the third quarter to be released in 2005, and the 33rd in the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters® Program.
The fourth quarter to be released in 2005 commemorates the State of Kansas.
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