Georgia State Quarters
Georgia State Quarters were the fourth in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. The Georgia Quarter was released into circulation on July 19, 1999. The back of the coin shows an outline of the state along with a peach, the best-known symbol of this southern state. The reverse also has live oak branches on either side as an example of the state tree. Lastly, a flowing ribbon is inscribed with the motto "WISDOM JUSTICE MODERATION".
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 "GEORGIA 1788", "WISDOM JUSTICE MODERATION", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 1999.
Nickname: The Peach State
Ratified on: January 2, 1788
Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
Area: 59,441 square miles
Bird: Brown Thrasher
Flower: Cherokee Rose
Tree: Live Oak
Designer: T. James Ferrell
Launch Date: July 19, 1999
Philadelphia - 451,188,000
Denver - 488,744,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,713,359
San Francisco (silver proof) - 804,565
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