• 25 Cents 2006, KM# 384, United States of America (USA), 50 State Quarters Program, Colorado
  • 25 Cents 2006, KM# 384, United States of America (USA), 50 State Quarters Program, Colorado
Description

The 50 State Quarters Program was the release of a series of circulating commemorative coins by the United States Mint. From 1999 through 2008, the 50 state quarters were released by the United States Mint every ten weeks, or five each year.

Each quarter's reverse commemorated one of the 50 states with a design emblematic of its unique history, traditions and symbols. Certain design elements, such as state flags, images of living persons, and head-and-shoulder images of deceased persons were prohibited.

The 50 State Quarters Program was started to support a new generation of coin collectors, and it became the most successful numismatic program in history, with roughly half of the U.S. population collecting the coins, either in a casual manner or as a serious pursuit.

Quarters are issued in the order that the states ratified the Constitution. Release date (statehood date): June 14, 2006 (August 1, 1876).

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of George Washington, the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797, is accompanied with the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the lettering "LIBERTY" and it is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
Engraver: J. Flanagan

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
GOD WE
TRUST
LIBERTY
P
JF
QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse

Features the Rocky mountains, pine trees (state tree), and one of the state's nicknames: "Colorful Colorado".

Longs Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,259-foot (4346 m) fourteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 9.6 miles (15.5 km) southwest by south (bearing 209°) of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, United States. Longs Peak is the northernmost fourteener in the Rocky Mountains and the highest point in Boulder County and Rocky Mountain National Park. The mountain was named in honor of explorer Stephen Harriman Long.

Colorado is of Spanish origin, meaning "colored red." The name was applied to the Colorado river (because of the red sandstone soil of the region) and came into use for the entire territory after the discovery of gold in the Pike's Peak region. In 1861 congress chose Colorado as the name for the Territory.

Colorado is also called "Colorful Colorado" because of the magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and plains.

Engraver: Norman E. Nemeth (NEN).

COLORADO
1876
NEN
COLORFUL COLORADO
2006
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge

25 Cents

Washington Quarter
KM# 384 Schön# 384
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Clad Copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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