State Quarters: Coins for all ages!
The State Quarters Program was a highly successful one. The US Mint produced this series from 1999 thru 2008 at a rate of five per year for ten years. The coins were made in the same order that they became states. The first state admitted to the union was Delaware and the last was Hawaii.
The obverse of these coins features a slightly modified portrait of George Washington. Some changes of the design include the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on front rather than the reverse. The original design featured "LIBERTY" above Washington and it was moved to the left field. Another change involved moving "IN GOD WE TRUST" from the left field to the right. Also, the hair is much more pronounced on these coins.
The reverse of these coins changed every 6 to 8 weeks during the entire ten year series, with a new design for every state. Some of my favorites include: Nevada and Colorado in 2006, as well as Arizona in 2008.
This quarter program did a few things to strengthen the hobby of numismatics. First, it brought an awareness of coin collecting to literally millions of people. Next, the US Mint geared it towards kids, in order to get them excited about coins. This will definitely help the hobby in years to come. Lastly, due to the limited quantity of coins that were produced, the program helped draw new collectors to coin shops and shows, in order to fill their coin albums.
Below is a list of all fifty designs in the order of their release. To navigate, click on the image to go to that specific page.
State Quarters to Quarter
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