New Hampshire State Quarters
New Hampshire State Quarters are the ninth 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 21, 2000. The reverse of the coin shows a 40 foot rocky outcrop on Cannon Mountain in Northern New Hampshire. On May 3, 2003 the outcrop called "Old Man of the Mountain" sadly came crumbling down and became a victim of erosion. The coin now becomes the first to show something that was in existence when the coin was struck, and now does not exist.
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 "NEW HAMPSHIRE 1788", "LIVE FREE OR DIE", "OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2000.
State: New Hampshire
Nickname: The Granite State
Ratified on: June 21, 1788
Motto: Live Free or Die
Area: 9,304 square miles
Bird: Purple Finch
Flower: Purple Lilac
Tree: White Birch
Designer: William Cousins
Launch Date: June 21, 2000
Philadelphia - 673,040,000
Denver - 495,976,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 4,020,172
San Francisco (silver proof) - 965,421
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