Kansas State Quarters


Kansas State Quarters are the 34th 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 29, 2005. The reverse of the Kansas quarter is very simple. It features both the state animal and the state flower. The bison and the sunflower have both been very well known symbols of Kansas since before it was ratified in 1861.

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 "KANSAS 1861” and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2005.

State: Kansas
Nickname: The Sunflower State
Ratified on: January 29, 1861
Motto: To the Stars Through Difficulties
Capital: Topeka
Area: 81,823 square miles
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Wild Sunflower
Tree: Cottonwood
Designer: Norman Nemeth
Launch Date: August 29, 2005
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
263,400,000
Denver - 300,000,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,262,000
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,606,970



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