Fast Facts Study Guide
State Quarters

Obverse coin side (heads) of the 50 State Quarters Program
As part of the United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program which honors the individual 50 states that comprise the United States through a series of circulating quarters being issued from 1999-2008, new quarters are realesed every 10 weeks.

State designs are recommended and submitted via a process determined by the governor of each state. The US Mint reviews the designs for coinability before each governor recommends a final design. Both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the Commission of Fine Arts provide comments.

These coins are being released under the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act [Public Law 105-124] signed by President Clinton which states "The Congress finds that it is appropriate and timely to honor the unique Federal republic of 50 States that comprise the United States; and to promote the diffusion of knowledge among the youth of the United States about the individual States, their history and geography, and the rich diversity of the national heritage..."

The 1932 US quarter dollar coin has not seen a design change since 1975-1976 in which the United States Mint produced Bicentennial quarters with a special patriotic reverse design. The 50 states are honored over a 10 year period with a reverse quarter design in the order in which state was admitted into the Union.

The United States Mint also offers educational materials and lesson plans in conjunction with the 50 State Quarters® Program to help educators bring the history of the program and its significance into the classroom.

Select a state quarter below to find out more about the state and the coin.

1999 Quarters

Delaware State Quarter
Delaware
(Released: Jan 04, 1999)

Pennsylvania State Quarter
Pennsylvania
(Released: Mar 08, 1999)

New Jersey State Quarter
New Jersey
(Released: May 17, 1999)

Georgia State Quarter
Georgia
(Released: Jul 19, 1999)

Connecticut State Quarter
Connecticut
(Released: Oct 12, 1999)
2000 Quarters

Massachusetts State Quarter
Massachusetts
(Released: Jan 03, 2000)

Maryland State Quarter
Maryland
(Released: Mar 13, 2000)

South Carolina State Quarter
South Carolina
(Released: May 22, 2000)

New Hampshire State Quarter
New Hampshire
(Released: Aug 07, 2000)

Virginia State Quarter
Virginia
(Released: Oct 16, 2000)
2001 Quarters

New York State Quarter
New York
(Released: Jan 02, 2001)

North Carolina State Quarter
North Carolina
(Released: Mar 12, 2001)

Rhode Island State Quarter
Rhode Island
(Released: May 21, 2001)

Vermont State Quarter
Vermont
(Released: Aug 06, 2001)

Kentucky State Quarter
Kentucky
(Released: Oct 15, 2001)
2002 Quarters

Tennessee State Quarter
Tennessee
(Released: Jan 02, 2002)

Ohio State Quarter
Ohio
(Released: Mar 11, 2002)

Louisiana State Quarter
Louisiana
(Released: May 20, 2002)

Indiana State Quarter
Indiana
(Released: Aug 02, 2002)

Mississippi State Quarter
Mississippi
(Released: Oct 15, 2002)
2003 Quarters
Illinois State Quarter
Illinois
(Released: Jan 02, 2003)
Alabama State Quarter
Alabama
(Released: Mar 17, 2003)
Maine State Quarter
Maine
(Released: June 02, 2003)
Missouri State Quarter
Missouri
(Released: Aug 04, 2003)
Arkansas State Quarter
Arkansas
(Released: Oct 20, 2003)
2004 Quarters

Michigan State Quarter
Michigan
(Released: Jan 26, 2004)

Florida State Quarter
Florida
(Released: Mar 29, 2004)

Texas State Quarter
Texas
(Released: June 01, 2004)

Iowa State Quarter
Iowa
(Released: Aug 30, 2004)

Wisconsin State Quarter
Wisconsin
(Released: Oct 25, 2004)
2005 Quarters

California State Quarter
California
(Released: Jan 31, 2005)

Minnesota State Quarter
Minnesota
(Released: Apr 04, 2005)

Oregon State Quarter
Oregon
(Released: June 06, 2005)

Kansas State Quarter
Kansas
(Released: Aug 29, 2005)

West Virginia State Quarter
West Virginia
(Released: Oct 14, 2005)
2006 Quarters

Nevada State Quarter
Nevada
(Released: Jan 31, 2006)

Nebraska State Quarter
Nebraska
(Released: Apr 03, 2006)

Colorado State Quarter
Colorado
(Released: June 14, 2006)

North Dakota State Quarter
North Dakota
(Released: August 28, 2006)

South Dakota State Quarter
South Dakota
(Released: November 6, 2006)
2007 Quarters

Montana State Quarter
Montana
(Released: January 29, 2007)

Washington State Quarter
Washington
(Not Yet Released)

Idaho State Quarter
Idaho
(Not Yet Released)

Utah State Quarter
Utah
(Not Yet Released)

Wyoming State Quarter
Wyoming
(Not Yet Released)
2008 Quarters

Oklahoma State Quarter
Oklahoma
(Not Yet Released)

New Mexico State Quarter
New Mexico
(Not Yet Released)

Arizona State Quarter
Arizona
(Not Yet Released)

Alaska State Quarter
Alaska
(Not Yet Released)

Hawaii State Quarter
Hawaii
(Not Yet Released)

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