The 50 States Quarters Program featured each of the U. States on unique designs from 1999 to 2008.
This set also includes 6 territory quarters from the U. The 50 State Quarters were released by the United States Mint every ten weeks in the same order that the states ratified the constitution. These coins are in remarkable, uncirculated condition and truly unique as they are no longer available from the US Mint. Each quarter commemorates one of the 56 states and territories with a unique design based on its history, traditions and symbols.This beautiful state quarter set is perfect for a hobbyist or experienced collector. The set of 56 uncirculated quarters come presented in a display folder for secure protection and for showing off this spectacular collection to others.
Of each State Quarter features the same design - a portrait of George Washington. The design is similar to the previous design of the Washington Quarter series (1932 - 1998). It bears four inscriptions, some of which used to be on the reverse of the quarter.
The obverse inscriptions are: "United States of America, " "Liberty, " "In God We Trust, " and Quarter Dollar. Of each State Quarter carries a design emblematic of one of the 50 States and 6 U. The authorizing legislation provided some basic guidelines for the design. Each quarter must bear a dignified design of which the citizens of the United States can be proud.No frivolous or inappropriate designs should be selected. In addition, the reverse design cannot use a head and shoulders portrait or bust of any person living or dead. No living person may be included in a design. Inscriptions typically found on all State Quarter reverses include the state name, statehood date, date of mintage, and E Pluribus Unum. The Delaware Quarter was the first coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 4, 1999 and features the famous historical figure Caesar Rodney on horseback.
The Pennsylvania Quarter was the second coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on March 8, 1999 and features the statue "Commonwealth" and the outline of the state.The New Jersey Quarter was the third coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on May 17, 1999 and features a scene of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. The Georgia Quarter was the fourth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on July 19, 1999 and features the Georgia peach. The quarter also contains a collection of symbols related to the state including the state tree, state motto, and an outline of the state. The Connecticut Quarter was the fifth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on October 12, 1999 and features the Charter Oak of Connecticut. The Massachusetts Quarter was the sixth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on January 3, 2000 and features a Colonial Minuteman.
Similar to the design for the previous year's Delaware Quarter, this design brings to mind images from the Revolutionary War period. The Maryland Quarter was the seventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on March 13, 2000 and features the Maryland Statehouse. This was the first State Quarter design to feature a detailed famous building. The South Carolina Quarter was the eighth coin in the State Quarter series.It was released on May 22, 2000 and features a collection of symbols important to the state. The state flower, state bird, state tree, and an outline of the state are all included. The New Hampshire Quarter was the ninth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on June 21, 2000 and features a natural rock formation. This formation is known as The Old Man of the Mountain. Unfortunately, it crumbled several years after the quarter's release. The Virginia Quarter was the tenth coin in the State Quarter series. 2007 marked the 400th anniversary of the settlement. The New York Quarter was the eleventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 2, 2001 and features the Statue of Liberty superimposed over an outline of the state along with the inscription Gateway to Freedom. The North Carolina Quarter was the twelfth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on March 12, 2001 and features a depiction of Wilbur and Orville Wright's First Flight.
The Wright Brothers made their historic flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Rhode Island Quarter was the thirteenth coin in the State Quarter series.
It was released on May 21, 2001 and features a vintage sailboat. The sailboat is depicted in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island with the Pell Bridge in the background. The Vermont Quarter was the fourteenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on August 6, 2001 and features maple trees with sap buckets in the forefront.
The Kentucky Quarter was the fifteenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on October 15, 2001 and the theme is the state song My Old Kentucky Home. Depicted is the stately mansion, Federal Hill and a thoroughbred racehorse positioned behind a fence in the foreground. The Tennessee Quarter was the sixteenth coin in the State Quarter series.
It was released on January 2, 2002 and celebrates the State's rich musical heritage. Three instruments are included which each represent a different type of music, the fiddle, trumpet, and guitar. The Ohio Quarter was the seventeenth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on March 11, 2002 and features an early aircraft and an astronaut superimposed as a group on the outline of the state, and stars.
Both Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright were both born in Ohio making the state the birthplace of aviation pioneers. The Louisiana Quarter was the eighteenth coin in the State Quarter series. The Indiana Quarter was the nineteenth coin in the State Quarter series.It was issued on August 2, 2002 and is themed Crossroads of America. Highlighted is an image of a racecar on the outline of the state, and 19 stars which signify that the state was the 19th admitted into the Union.
The Mississippi Quarter was the twentieth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on October 15, 2002 and features two magnolia flowers. The magnolia is the state flower. The Illinois Quarter was the twenty first coin in the State Quarter series.
It was issued on January 2, 2003 and features a young Abraham Lincoln, within an outline of the state, a farm scene, and the Chicago skyline on the left and the right of the state's outline. There are twenty-one stars bordering the coin which signify Illinois as the 21st state admitted into the Union. The Alabama Quarter was the twenty second coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on March 17, 2003 and the theme is the Spirit of Courage. It features Helen Keller with her name in English and in a reduced-size version of Braille, an Alabama long leaf pine branch with magnolias gracing the sides of the design.
The Maine Quarter was the twenty third coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on June 2, 2003 and features the Permaquid Point Lighthouse atop a granite coast and a schooner at sea. The Missouri Quarter was the twenty fourth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on August 4, 2003 and features Lewis and Clark returning to St.The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Gateway Arch is also visible in the background. The Arkansas Quarter was the twenty fifth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on October 20, 2003 and features rice stalks, a diamond and a mallard gracefully flying above a lake. The Michigan Quarter was the twenty sixth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 26, 2004 and features an outline of the state and the Great Lakes. The Florida Quarter was the twenty seventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on March 29, 2004 and features a 16th-century Spanish galleon, an image of a space shuttle, and palm trees. These symbols show Florida as a Gateway to Discovery. The Texas Quarter was the twenty eighth coin in the State Quarter series. This coin was released on June 1, 2004 and features an outline of the state with a large star superimposed. A lariat that encircles the design is symbolic of the cattle and cowboy history of the State. The Iowa Quarter was the twenty ninth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on August 30, 2004 and features one-room schoolhouse with a teacher and students planting a tree, and the inscriptions Foundation in Education and Grant Wood. The design was based on a famous oil painting by Grant Wood called Arbor Day. The Wisconsin Quarter was the thirtieth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on October 25, 2004 and features the head of a cow, a round of cheese and an ear of corn. All of the "extra leaf" error quarters came from the Denver Mint.
The California Quarter was the thirty first coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 31, 2005 and features John Muir looking at Yosemite Valley's monolithic granite headwall and a soaring California condor.
Muir was a conservationist and naturalist who devoted his life to the preservation of Yosemite National Park. The Minnesota Quarter was the thirty second coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on April 4, 2005 and depicts a tree-lined lake with two people fishing, a loon on the water, and a textured outline of the state surrounding its nickname, Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The Oregon Quarter was the thirty third coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on June 6, 2005 and features a portion of Crater Lake viewed from the south-southwest rim to include Wizard Island and Watchman and Hillman Peaks in the lake's rim. The Kansas Quarter was the thirty fourth coin in the State Quarter series.It was released on August 29, 2005 and features a buffalo and sunflower. The West Virginia Quarter was the thirty fifth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on October 14, 2005 and features the New River and New River Gorge Bridge. The river is a part of the New River Gorge National Park. The Nevada Quarter was the thirty sixth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 31, 20006 and features trio of wild stallions, snow-capped mountains and the sun. The Nebraska Quarter was the thirty seventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on April 3, 2006 and features Chimney Rock and an ox drawn wagon. The Colorado Quarter was the thirty eighth coin in the State Quarter series.
It was released on June 14, 2006 and features the Rocky Mountains, evergreen trees and a banner. The North Dakota Quarter was the thirty ninth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on August 28, 2006 and features two grazing American Bison and a sunset view of the rugged buttes and canyons that symbolize the State's Badlands region. The South Dakota Quarter was the fortieth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on November 6, 2006 and features a Chinese ring-necked pheasant in flight above the Mount Rushmore National Monument.The Montana Quarter was the forty first coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on January 29, 2007 and features a bison skull above the Montana landscape with the inscription BIG SKY COUNTRY. The Washington Quarter was the forty second coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on April 2, 2007 and features a leaping King Salmon in front of Mount Rainer. The Idaho Quarter was the forty third coin in the State Quarter series.
It was released on June 4, 2007 and features the Peregrine Falcon against an outline of the State. The Wyoming Quarter was the forty fourth coin in the State Quarter series.
It was issued on September 3, 2007 and is theme is The Equality State. It features an image of a bucking horse and rider.The Utah Quarter was the forty fifth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on November 5, 2007 and features two locomotives moving towards the Golden Spike that joins the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads. The Oklahoma Quarter was the forty sixth coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on January 28, 2008 and features the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, the State bird, in flight with its distinctive tail feathers spread. The bird is soaring over the State wildflower, the Indian Blanket, backed by a field of similar wildflowers New Mexico State Quarter. The New Mexico Quarter was the forty seventh coin in the State Quarter series. It was released on April 7, 2008 and features a topographical outline of the state with a Zia Sun Symbol superimposed atop. The Arizona Quarter was the forty eighth coin in the State Quarter series. It was issued on June 2, 2008 and features the Grand Canyon, and a Saguaro cactus. A banner reading "Grand Canyon State" separates the two images to signify that the Saguaro cactus does not grow in the Grand Canyon. It was released on August 25, 2008 and features a grizzly bear emerging from the waters with a salmon in its jaw. The coin's design includes the North Star. It was released on November 3, 2008 and features King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the 8 major Hawaiian Islands. Following the conclusion of the 50 State Quarters Program, a second one year follow up series was authorized known as The District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program.
This separate program featured six additional quarters with designs representing the six U. Jurisdictions which are not classified as states. Quarter features a depiction of famous jazz musician Duke Ellington, who was born in Washington D. Seated at a grand piano.An official launch ceremony for the 2009 District of Columbia Quarter was held on February 24, 2009. Pictured at right is the hibiscus flower. It was issued on March 30, 2009. The Guam Quarter was released on May 26, 2009 and features an outline of Guam along with two symbols associated with the island. At left is a sailing vessel known as the "Flying Proa" for its great speed. At right is a Latte, a stone pillar used in ancient houses. The American Samoa Quarter features items used in special Samoan ceremonies against a background image of the coastline. The items include the ava bowl and the whisk and staff. The ava bowl is used to make a ceremonial drink during important events. The whisk and staff symbolize the Samoan orator delivering speeches during these gatherings. It was issued on July 27, 2009. The Virgin Islands Quarter was released on September 28, 2009. It features an outline of the three major islands, the Yellow Breast or Bananaquit, its official bird; the Yellow Cedar or Yellow Elder, the official flower; and a Tyre Palm Tree.
The Northern Mariana Islands Quarter features natural resources of land, air and seas. This includes a two piece stone pillar known as a Latte, a canoe, 2 white fairy tern birds, and a Carolinian mwar (head lei) composed of plumeria, langilang (Ylang Ylang), angagha (peacock flower) and teibwo (Pacific Basil) borders the bottom of the design.
The mwar is symbolic of the virtues of honor and respect. It was issued on November 30, 2009.
The complete set of coins are presented and housed in a beautiful display folder. Is the mint still releasing state quarters? The US Mint released the final series of coins from the 50 State Quarters program in 2008.
The remaining 6 coins of the District of Columbia and US Territories Program were released in 2009. Which mint produces the state quarters? Both the Philadelphia (P) mint and the Denver (D) mint produced the state quarters. The quarters minted at the Denver mint bear the D mint mark, while the Philadelphia coins bear the P mint mark. Which state and territory quarters are most difficult to find in regular change?Northern Mariana Island P Mint (35.2 Million). American Samoa D-Mint (39.6 Million).
US Virgin Islands P&D-Mints (41 Million of each). Guam D-Mint (42.6 Million). What are the most valuable error coins of the state quarter program? 2004-D Wisconsin - An extra leaf added to the cornstalk on the reverse design. The extra leaf comes in 2 varieties, one pointing up, and one pointing down.
Various coins - Rotated die error is when the obverse and reverse sides of the coin are not vertically aligned. Sometimes the misalignment is severe and the reverse is on the side or even upside down, when the obverse is facing up. 2005-P Minnesota Doubled Die - An extra treetop next to the fourth evergreen to the right of the state outline. This error is fairly common and sells for just a few dollars. 2005-P Kansas Filled Die - Some of these quarters are missing the T in the word Trust, resulting in the phrase IN GOD WE RUST on the obverse.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Quarters\State Quarters (1999-2008)". The seller is "zdstamp_coin" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.