Mississippi State Quarters


Mississippi State Quarters are the 20th variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on October 15, 2002. The reverse of the Mississippi Quarter is very simple. It depicts magnolia blossoms, which is both the state flower and state tree. The magnolia was named Mississippi state tree on April 1, 1938, then on February 26, 1952 it was named state flower as well.

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 "MISSISSIPPI 1817", "THE MAGNOLIA STATE", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2002.

State: Mississippi
Nickname: The Magnolia State
Ratified on: December 10, 1817
Motto: By Valor and Arms
Capital: Jackson
Area: 46,914 square miles
Bird: Mockingbird
Flower: Magnolia
Tree: Magnolia
Designer: Donna Weaver
Launch Date: October 15, 2002
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
290,000,000
Denver - 289,600,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,084,245
San Francisco (silver proof) - 892,229



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