New Jersey State Quarters


New Jersey State Quarters were the third in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. The New Jersey Quarter was released into circulation on May 17, 1999. The reverse design is based on a painting by Emmanuel Leutze entitled Washington Crossing the Delaware. The painting depicts Washington crossing the Delaware river Christmas night 1776 accompanied by several members of the colonial army and entering New Jersey to engage in an important surprise attack.

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 JERSEY 1787", "CROSSROADS OF THE REVOLUTION", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 1999.

State: New Jersey
Nickname: The Garden State
Ratified on: December 18, 1787
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
Capital: Trenton
Area: 7,419 square miles
Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
Flower: Purple Violet
Tree: Red Oak
Designer: Alfred Maletsky
Launch Date: May 17, 1999
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
363,200,000
Denver - 299,028,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,713,359
San Francisco (silver proof) - 804,565



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