Oregon State Quarters


Oregon State Quarters are the 33rd 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 6, 2005. The reverse of the Oregon quarter shows a panoramic view of Crater Lake shown from the southern rim. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States at 1,949 feet. The coin also shows Wizard Island rising up in the center of the lake with pine trees on the shore.

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 "OREGON 1859”, "CRATER LAKE" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2005.

State: Oregon
Nickname: The Beaver State
Ratified on: February 14, 1859
Motto: The Union
Capital: Salem
Area: 96,003 square miles
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Oregon Grape
Tree: Douglas Fir
Designer: Donna Weaver
Launch Date: June 6, 2005
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
316,200,000
Denver - 404,000,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,262,000
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,606,970

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