Released on January 2, 2002, this is the 16th coin released in the 50 State® Quarter Program and the first released in 2002. Tennessee, admitted into the Union on June 1, 1796, highlighted the image of several musical instruments, the fiddle, the trumpet, and the guitar. The coin is inscribed: Tennessee; 1796; 2002; and E Pluribus Unum. President William J. Clinton was in office when this legislation was signed. Three United States Mint Directors served under President Clinton's tenure; David J. Ryder of Idaho, Philip N. Diehl of Texas, and Jay W. Johnson of Wisconsin.
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