Coin Collecting - State Quarters (page 2)
This is the second State Quarter page. For State Quarters minted between 1999 and 2004, see Page 1. Images on this page are grouped by the year of release (starting with 2005). The information includes the State name, name of the artist/engraver, date of release, and number of coins minted. At the bottom of the page you will find some interesting facts about State Quarters.
U. S. Territory Quarters
In 2009 the State Quarter program was extended and quarters appeared with reverse designs honoring the territories of the United States (District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands).
Some Interesting State Quarter Facts
- The Old Man of the Mountain, depicted on the New Hampshire Quarter, is no more. Sadly, it collapsed in 2003 (three years after the design appeared).
- The Alabama Quarter is the first U.S. coin to feature a Braille inscription - the name "Helen Keller."
- The statue of Kamehameha I appearing on the Hawaii Quarter marks the first time that a king or monarch has been depicted on any regularly-circulated U. S. coin.
- The Charter Oak featured on the Connecticut Quarter fell in 1856 during a storm.
- Three State Quarters depict a buffalo - Kansas, North Dakota, and Montana. The Montana coin only shows the skull!
- George Washington is pictured on both sides of the New Jersey Quarter! His portrait is on the front (obverse) and he is shown crossing the Delaware on the back (reverse).
- The Wright brother's plane is depicted on two separate State Quarters: North Carolina (where the first flight took place) and Ohio (where Orville Wright was born).
- The only U.S. city directly portrayed on any State Quarter is Chicago, whose skyline appears on the Illinois coin.