|State Quarter Specifications|
|Core Content||100% copper|
|Obverse Designer||John Flanagan|
State Quarter program began with passage on October 20, 1996 of the United States Commemorative Quarter Act, a program
intended to recognizing each of the fifty states with its own circulating quarter. An independent study encouraged Congress to
proceed with the program and a green light was given to this unprecedented coin series, and President Clinton signed it into law.
Under this program, each state was to be celebrated with its own unique reverse design on the Washington Quarter. The quarters obverse was to remained essentially the same, however, some of the statutory inscriptions were relocated to the obverse to make room for the new commemorative reverse design. It's uncertain if the regular Washington type, and the heraldic eagle reverse, will ever return.
The modified obverse bears the initials of both the original sculptor, John Flanagan (JF) and the U. S. Mint sculptor/engraver responsible for revising it, William Cousins (WC).
|Reverse Designer||Don Everhart|
The Nevada Quarter is the First of the 50 States Commemorative Quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the year 2006, and the 36th of the entire series.
According to the U.S. Mint's official website, Nevada, nicknamed
The Silver State,
was admitted into the Union on October 31, 1864, becoming our Nation's 36th state.
Nevada's quarter depicts a trio of wild mustangs, the sun rising behind snow-capped
mountains, bordered by sagebrush and a banner that reads
The Silver State. The
coin also bears the inscriptions
Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's wild horses. The wild horses dominate the Great Basin in the vast deserts and the more than 150 mountain ranges. The first mention of wild horses was discovered in several journals dating to the 1820s.
On behalf of Governor Kenny Guinn and State Treasurer Brian K. Krolicki, the Nevada
State Quarter Commission accepted design concepts from the public in the summer of
2004. The 18-member Commission reviewed all submissions, and forwarded five recommendations
to the United States Mint. The corresponding design images were created by United States
Mint sculptor-engravers and artists in the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion
Program. The citizens of Nevada voted on the designs. More than 60,000 votes were
cast, and the people of Nevada favored the galloping horses design,
The Silver State.
|Reverse Designer||Richard Masters|
The Nebraska Quarter is the Second of the 50 States Commemorative Quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the year 2006, and the 37th of the entire series.
According to the U.S. Mint's official website, Nebraska, nicknamed the
State, was admitted into the Union on March 1, 1867, becoming our Nation's 37th
state. Nebraska's quarter depicts an ox-drawn covered wagon carrying pioneers in
the foreground and Chimney Rock, the natural wonder that rises from the valley of
North Platte River, measuring 445 feet from base to tip. The sun is in full view
behind the wagon. The coin also bears the inscriptions
Chimney Rock was designated a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, and is maintained and operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Practically anywhere travelers go in Nebraska they will encounter reminders of America’s westward expansion. The state is crisscrossed by the Oregon and Mormon Trails, the Pony Express, the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Texas-Ogallala Trail and the Sidney-Deadwood Trail.
|Reverse Designer||Leonard Buckley|
The Colorado Quarter is the Third of the 50 States Commemorative Quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the year 2006, and the 38th of the entire series.
According to the U.S. Mint's official website, The Colorado quarter depicts a sweeping
view of the state's rugged Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees and a banner carrying
Colorful Colorado. The coin also bears the inscriptions
Colorado's Rocky Mountains are home to some of the Nation's most majestic natural wonders. Among these, rising approximately 10,000 feet from the valley floor in Northwest Colorado, Grand Mesa is the largest flat-top mountain in the world, and is home to more than 200 lakes and many miles of scenic hiking trails.
Colorado was admitted into the Union on August 1, 1876, becoming our Nation's 38th
state. With statehood gained less than one month after the 100th anniversary of
the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colorado is nicknamed the
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Clark|
The North Dakota Quarter is the Fourth of the 50 States Commemorative Quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the year 2006, and the 39th of the entire series.
According to the U.S. Mint's official website, The North Dakota quarter depicts
a pair of grazing American bison in the foreground with a sunset view of the rugged
buttes and canyons that help define the State's Badlands region in the background.
The coin's design also bears the inscriptions
North Dakota and
The North Dakota Quarter Design Selection Process was launched by Governor John
Hoeven on April 14, 2004, when the State’s nine-member commission was announced.
Chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple, the commission invited North Dakotans
of all ages to submit narratives of 50 words or less. After reviewing thousands
of suggestions, the commission recommended three narratives for design development:
Agriculture, Landscape and Badlands. Candidate designs were developed by the sculptor-engravers
of the United States Mint and artists in the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion
Program and returned to North Dakota. On June 3, 2005, Governor Hoeven recommended
Badlands with Bison design for the North Dakota commemorative quarter-dollar.
|Reverse Designer||Michael Leidel|
The South Dakota Quarter is the Last of the 50 States Commemorative Quarters released by the U.S. Mint in the year 2006, and the 40th of the entire series.
According to the U.S. Mint's official website, The South Dakota quarter features
an image of the State bird, a Chinese ring-necked pheasant, in flight above a depiction
of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, featuring the faces of four American Presidents:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The design
is bordered by heads of wheat. The coin's design also bears the inscriptions
South Dakota and
The South Dakota Quarter Advisory Committee began accepting ideas from the citizens
of South Dakota via telephone, letters and e-mail. A group of five possible narratives
was agreed upon and forwarded to the United States Mint for consideration. The final
artistic renderings, developed by the sculptor-engravers of the United States Mint
and artists in the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program, were returned
to South Dakota, and a statewide vote was conducted. On April 27, 2005, South Dakota
Governor M. Michael Rounds announced his recommendation of the
Mount Rushmore and
Pheasant design, echoing the choice of those who participated in the statewide vote.
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