Virginia State Quarters


Virginia State Quarters are the tenth variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on October 16, 2000. The reverse of the Virginia quarter shows three ships sailing from London to the new world. The ships names were Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery. These ships carried 104 brave settlers and finally landed on an island in the James River about 60 miles from the ocean.

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 "VIRGINIA 1788", "JAMESTOWN 1607-2007", "QUADRICENTENNIAL" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2000.

State: Virginia
Nickname: The Old Dominion State
Ratified on: June 25, 1788
Motto: Thus Ever to Tyrants
Capital: Richmond
Area: 39,598 square miles
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Dogwood
Tree: Dogwood
Designer: Edgar M. Stevens IV
Launch Date: October 16, 2000
Mintages:
Philadelphia -
943,000,000
Denver - 651,616,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 4,020,172
San Francisco (silver proof) - 965,421



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