Iowa State Quarters


Iowa State Quarters are the 29th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on August 30, 2004. The reverse of the Iowa quarter is based on a painting by Grant Wood, whose name appears on the coin. Arbor Day is the name of the painting and it shows a schoolhouse with a teacher and group of children planting a tree.

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 "IOWA 1846”, "FOUNDATION IN EDUCATION" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2004.

State: Iowa
Nickname: The Hawkeye State
Ratified on: December 28, 1846
Motto: Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We Will Maintain
Capital: Des Moines
Area: 55,875 square miles
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Flower: Wild Rose
Tree: Oak
Designer: John Mercanti
Launch Date: August 30, 2004
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
213,800,000
Denver - 251,400,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 2,761,163
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,789,344



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