South Carolina State Quarters

South Carolina State Quarters are the eighth variety in a series of fifty design changes over a ten year period from 1999 to 2008. This Quarter was released into circulation on May 22, 2000. The reverse of this coin features a collection of things unique to the state. It includes an outline of the state and also the state tree, bird, and flower.

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 "SOUTH CAROLINA 1788", "THE PALMETTO STATE", and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with the date of 2000.

State: South Carolina
Nickname: The Palmetto State
Ratified on: May 23, 1788
Motto: Prepared in Mind and Resources
Capital: Columbia
Area: 31,113 square miles
Bird: Carolina Wren
Flower: Yellow Jessamine
Tree: Palmetto
Designer: Thomas D. Rodgers
Launch Date: May 22, 2000
Philadelphia -
Denver - 566,208,000
San Francisco (clad proof) - 4,020,172
San Francisco (silver proof) - 965,421

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