This section presents the United States coins 25 cents from the series " The states and territories of America". Every year was issued on 5 coins. FROM 1999 to 2009. On the coins of the attractions States of America.
The United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program begun in 1999 prodused a swries of 50 quarter dollar coins with special designs honoring each state. Five different designs were issued each year from 1999 through 2008. States were commemorated in the order of their entrance into statehood.
These are all legal tender coins of standart weight and composition. The obverse side depicting President George Washington was modified to include some of the wording previously used on the reverse. The modification was authorized by special legislation, and carried out by Mint sculptor-engraver William Cousins, whose initials were added to the truncation of Washington's neck adjacent to those of the original designers, John Flanagan.
Each state theme was proposed, and approved, by the governor of that state. Final designs were created by Mint personnel.
Circulation coins were made at the Philadelphia and Denver mints. Proof coins were made in San Francisco.
Weight 5.67 frams; composition, outer layers of copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel) bonded to inner core of pure copper; diameter 24.3 mm; reeded edge. Silver proof-Pre-1965 standarts.