Missouri State Quarters
Missouri State Quarters are the 24th 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 4, 2003. The reverse of the Missouri quarter depicts the Lewis and Clark expedition. Three men are rowing a boat down the Mississippi river with trees on both sides and the Gateway Arch in the background. The design is generally regarded as a poor one in numismatic circles.
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 "MISSOURI 1821”, "CORPS OF DISCOVERY 1804-2004" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2003.
Nickname: The Show-Me State
Ratified on: August 10, 1821
Motto: The Welfare of the People Shall be the Supreme Law
Capital: Jefferson City
Area: 69,675 square miles
Bird: Eastern Bluebird
Flower: White Hawthorn Blossom
Tree: Flowering Dogwood
Designer: Paul Jackson
Launch Date: August 4, 2003
Philadelphia - 225,000,000
Denver - 228,200,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,408,516
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,125,755
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