Minnesota State Quarters

Minnesota State Quarters are the 32nd variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on April 4, 2005. The reverse of the coin shows two people fishing in a boat between a loon in the foreground and a tree-lined shore in the background. To the left of the boat is a textured outline of the state with the nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes" inscribed within.

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 "MINNESOTA 1858”, "LAND OF 10,000 LAKES" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2005.

State: Minnesota
Nickname: The Gopher State
Ratified on: May 11, 1858
Motto: The Star of the North
Capital: St. Paul
Area: 79,617 square miles
Bird: Common Loon
Flower: Lady's Slipper
Tree: Red Pine
Designer: Charles Vickers
Launch Date: April 4, 2005
Philadelphia -
Denver - 248,400,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 3,262,000
San Francisco (silver proof) - 1,606,970

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