Arizona State Quarters


Arizona State Quarters are the 48th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on June 2, 2008. The reverse of the Arizona quarter shows a rendition of the Grand Canyon. The gorge is located in northern Arizona and measures approximately 290 miles long, is up to 18 miles wide and one mile deep. This quarter also has a Saguaro Cactus as its centerpiece as well as many different kinds of cacti at its base. Overall, this quarter has a very pleasing design and is one of my favorites.

The obverse of the coin is identical on all coins in this series. It features a portrait of George Washington with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "QUARTER DOLLAR", "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" arranged around the portrait.

The reverse of the coin bears the inscriptions "ARIZONA 1912”, "GRAND CANYON STATE" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2008.

State: Arizona
Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
Ratified on: February 14, 1912
Motto: God Enriches
Capital: Phoenix
Area: 113,642 square miles
Bird: Cactus Wren
Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Tree: Paloverde
Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Launch Date: June 2, 2008
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
244,600,000
Denver - 265,000,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 2,047,284
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,020,768



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