Quarters™ Program Fact Sheet
Your quick reference to the United States Mint 50 State
Quarters™ Program. Quarters currently released from the Mint are Delaware,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and
South Carolina. New Hampshire and Virginia will be released later this year.
Check the Release Schedule to find out when
your state quarter will be issued.
- The 50 State Quarters™ Program is a 10-year initiative
(1999 - 2008) commemorating each of the 50 United States, as allowed by
Public Law 105-124.
- This is an unprecedented program by which the U.S.
quarter's design will change five times each year for a 10-year period,
beginning in January 1999.
- States are honored in the order in which they ratified the
Constitution and joined the Union.
- This program represents the first change to the quarter
since production of the Bicentennial quarter in 1975-1976.
- The U.S. Mint will cease production of the
"Eagle" quarter until the 50 State Quarters™ Program culminates
- The 50 State Quarters™ are legal tender issue from the
United States Treasury, and will be available through circulation in
- This program is self-supported by the U.S. Mint at no
additional cost to taxpayers.
- State designs are displayed on the reverse (tails) of the
quarters, while the obverse (heads) of the quarters continue to display the
familiar image of George Washington. To accommodate state designs on the
reverse, the words "United States of America," "Quarter
Dollar," "Liberty," and "In God We Trust" have been
moved to the obverse.
- State designs are submitted and selected via a process
determined by the governor of each state. The Mint reviews the designs for
coinability before each governor selects a final design.
- Standard Weight = 5.670g
- Standard Diameter = 0.955 in (24.26mm)
- Thickness = 1.75
- Edge = Reeded
- Composition = Cupro-Nickel Clad (8.33% Nickel, Balance Cu)