Maine State Quarters


Maine State Quarters are the 23rd 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, 2003. The reverse of the Maine quarter shows a lighthouse. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is located in New Harbor and was originally built in 1826. Also depicted on the coin is Victory Chimes a three-masted schooner that currently resides in Rockland, Maine.

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 "MAINE 1820” and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2003.

State: Maine
Nickname: The Pine Tree State
Ratified on: March 15, 1820
Motto: I Direct
Capital: Augusta
Area: 30,865 square miles
Bird: Chickadee
Flower: White Pine Cone and Tassel
Tree: Eastern White Pine
Designer: Daniel Carr
Launch Date: June 2, 2003
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
217,400,000
Denver - 231,400,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,408,516
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,125,755



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