West Virginia State Quarters
West Virginia State Quarters are the 35th 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 14, 2005. The reverse of the West Virginia quarter shows the New River Gorge Bridge. The bridge is 876 feet above the floor of the gorge and it spans 3,030 feet from end to end. The structure is the third largest arch bridge in the world, and remains the largest in the United States.
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 "WEST VIRGINIA 1863”, "NEW RIVER GORGE" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2005.
State: West Virginia
Nickname: The Mountain State
Ratified on: June 20, 1863
Motto: Mountaineers Are Always Free
Area: 24,087 square miles
Flower: Big Rhododendron
Tree: Sugar Maple
Designer: John Mercanti
Launch Date: October 14, 2005
Philadelphia - 365,400,000
Denver - 356,200,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,262,000
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,606,970
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