Pennsylvania State Quarters
Pennsylvania State Quarters were the second in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. The Pennsylvania Quarter was released into circulation on March 8, 1999. The reverse shows several items pertaining to the state including a representation of the statue (Commonwealth) that stands atop the state capital building in Harrisburg PA. Other items on the coin include an outline map of Pennsylvania, a keystone and the motto "VIRTUE LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE".
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 "PENNSYLVANIA 1787", "VIRTUE LIBERTY INDEPENDENCE", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 1999.
Nickname: The Keystone State
Ratified on: December 12, 1787
Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Area: 44,820 square miles
Bird: Ruffed Grouse
Flower: Mountain Laurel
Tree: Eastern Hemlock
Designer: William Cousins
Launch Date: March 8, 1999
Philadelphia - 349,000,000
Denver - 358,332,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,713,359
San Francisco (silver proof) - 804,565
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