Coin Collecting

 

Glossary

State Quarters (1999 to 2008)

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The 50 State Quarters™ Program is 'changing' the 'state' of coin collecting. Approximately every 10 weeks, from 1999 to 2008, there will be a new state quarter to collect. Each quarter's reverse will celebrate one of the 50 states with a design honoring its unique history, traditions, and symbols. The quarters are released in the same order that the states joined the union.

In 1999, the United States Mint began it's ambitious program to create a special Quarter Dollar for each of the fifty states, to be released in groups of five coins each year until the series is completed in 2008. The public's reaction to this program has been overwhelmingly positive and millions of new coin collectors have been created.

The 50 State Quarters Program is a 10 year project administered by the U.S. Mint with the objective of issuing quarters on a periodic basis commemorating each of the 50 states comprising the Union. The program commenced in 1999 and will conclude in 2008. The new quarters constitute legal tender and may be used in commercial transactions.

Under the program, new commemorative quarters are being issued at the rate of 5 new designs per year - each such coin design honoring a particular state. The coin designs will be released in the order that each particular state ratified the Constitution and joined the Union.

During the time the program is in effect, the U.S. Mint will cease production of the familiar "Eagle" quarter - although Eagle quarters already in circulation will continue to circulate along with the new State Quarters.

Coin Design

Each of the new State Quarters will continue to display the portrait of George Washington on the obverse or "heads" side of the coin. The reverse or "tails" side of the coin, however, will depict a special design unique to each individual state and representative of that state. The Governor of each state has the authority to decide on the particular design to be engraved on the reverse side of that state's coin - although the Secretary of the Treasury has final approval of the design to be minted. Anyone may submit a design for their state quarter to the appropriate committee in his or her state.

State Quarters can be obtained by collectors from coins already in general circulation or from banks in the form of bags or rolls of uncirculated coins. Special collector proof editions are also available directly from the U.S. Mint or from many coin dealers.

When the program ends in 2008, the image of the Eagle will resume its place on the reverse side of the quarter.

Coin Specifications

The following are the specification details of the new clad State Quarters:

    • Weight = 5.670g
    • Diameter = 0.955 in
    • Edge = Reeded
    • Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)

Release Schedule

The following table provides a state-by-state release schedule for the new quarters:

Year and States Honored

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Delaware
Pennsylvania New Jersey
Georgia
Connecticut
Massachusetts Maryland
South Carolina New Hampshire Virginia
New York
North Carolina Rhode Island
Vermont
Kentucky
Tennessee
Ohio
Louisiana
Indiana
Mississippi
Illinois
Alabama
Maine
Missouri
Arkansas

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Michigan
Florida
Texas
Iowa
Wisconsin
California
Minnesota
Oregon
Kansas
West Virginia
Nevada
Nebraska
Colorado
North Dakota
South Dakota
Montana
Washington Idaho
Wyoming
Utah
Oklahoma
New Mexico Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii

 

Release Date

State

Statehood Date  

Mintage Numbers*

1999 4,430,940,000
January 01, 1999  Delaware December 07, 1787 774,824,000  
March 08, 1999  Pennsylvania December 12, 1787 707,332,000  
May 17, 1999  New Jersey December 18, 1787 662,228,000  
July 19, 1999  Georgia January 02, 1788 939,932,000  
October 12, 1999  Connecticut January 09, 1788 1,346,624,000  
 
2000 6,470,932,000
January 03, 2000  Massachusetts February 06, 1788 1,163,784,000  
March 13, 2000  Maryland April 28, 1788 1,234,732,000  
May 22, 2000  South Carolina May 23, 1788 1,308,784,000  
August 07, 2000  New Hampshire June 21, 1788 1,169,016,000  
October 16, 2000  Virginia June 25, 1788 1,594,616,000  
 
2001 4,806,984,000
January 02, 2001  New York July 26, 1788 1,275,040,000  
March 12, 2001  North Carolina November 21, 1789 1,055,476,000  
May 21, 2001  Rhode Island May 29, 1790 870,100,000  
August 06, 2001  Vermont March 04, 1791 882,804,000  
October 15, 2001  Kentucky June 01, 1792 723,564,000  
 
2002 3,313,704,000
January 02, 2002  Tennessee June 01, 1796 648,068,000  
March 11, 2002  Ohio March 01, 1803 632,032,000 
May 20, 2002 Louisiana April 30, 1812 763,804,000
August 02, 2002 Indiana December 11, 1816 689,800,000
October 15, 2002 Mississippi December 10, 1817 579,600,000
 
2003 2,280,400,000
January 02, 2003 Illinois December 03, 1818 463,200,000
March 17, 2003 Alabama December 14, 1819 457,400,000
June 02, 2003 Maine March 15, 1820 448,800,000
August 04, 2003 Missouri August 10, 1821 453,200,000
October 14, 2003 Arkansas June 15, 1836 457,800,000
 
2004 2,401,600,000
January 26, 2004 Michigan January 26, 1837 459,600,000
March 29, 2004 Florida March 03, 1845 481,800,000
June 01, 2004 Texas December 29, 1845 541,800,000
August 30, 2004 Iowa December 28, 1846 465,200,000
October 25, 2004 Wisconsin May 29, 1848 453,200,000
 
2005 3,013,600,000
January 2005 California September 09, 1850 520,400,000
March 2005 Minnesota May 11, 1858 488,000,000
June 2005 Oregon February 14, 1859 720,200,000
August 2005 Kansas January 29, 1861 563,400,000
October 2005 West Virginia June 20, 1863 721,600,000
 
2006 2,925,400,000
January 2006 Nevada October 31, 1864 589,800,000
March 2006 Nebraska March 01, 1867 591,000,000
June 2006 Colorado August 01, 1876 569,000,000
August 2006 North Dakota November 02, 1889 664,800,000
October 2006 South Dakota November 02, 1889 510,800,000
 
2007  
January 2007 Montana November 08, 1889 513,240,000
March 2007 Washington November 11, 1889 545,200,000
June 2007 Idaho July 03, 1890 581,400,000
August 2007 Wyoming July 10, 1890 564,400,000
October 2007 Utah January 04, 1896 508,200,000
 
2008  
January 2008 Oklahoma November 16, 1907 416,600,000
March 2008 New Mexico January 06, 1912 488,600,000
June 2008 Arizona February 14, 1912 509,600,000
August 2008 Alaska January 03, 1959 505,800,000
October 2008 Hawaii August 21, 1959 517,600,000
2009  
January 2009 District of Columbia December 1, 1800 172,400,000
March 2009 Puerto Rico July 25, 1952 139,200,000
June 2009 Guam Organic Act of 1950 87,600,000
August 2009 American Samoa U. S. territory 1929 82,200,000
October 2009 Virgin Islands U. S. territory 1927 82,000,000
December 2009 Northern Mariana Islands U. S. territory 1947 72,800,000
2010  
January 2010 Hot Springs National Park    
March 2010 Yellowstone National Park    
June 2010 Yosemite National Park    
August 2010 Grand Canyon National Park    
October 2010 Mount Hood National Forest    



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