Massachusetts State Quarters
Massachusetts State Quarters are the sixth variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on January 3, 2000. Featured on the reverse is an outline of the state as well as the famous Minuteman
statue sculpted by Daniel Chester French. This statue stands guard in Concord, Massachusetts at the Minuteman National Historical Park.
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 "MASSACHUSETTS 1788", "THE BAY STATE", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2000.
Nickname: The Bay State
Ratified on: February 6, 1788
Motto: By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty
Area: 7,838 square miles
Tree: American Elm
Designer: Thomas D. Rogers Sr.
Launch Date: January 3, 2000
Philadelphia - 628,600,000
Denver - 535,184,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 4,020,172
San Francisco (silver proof) - 965,421
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