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Illinois State Quarter - 2003
  • Quality: Circulating  
  • Production Facility: Philadelphia; Denver  
  • Public Law Number: 105  
Bust of President George Washington.  Inscribed: United States of America, Liberty, In GOD We Trust, and Quarter Dollar.
Obverse: Download
Obverse Description:
Highlights a bust of President George Washington. The inscriptions on this coin says, United States of America, Liberty, In GOD We Trust, and Quarter Dollar.
Obverse Designer:
John Flanagan

Obverse Designer 2:
William Cousins - Modified John Flanagan original design

Image of a young Abraham Lincoln within the outline of the state, farm scene, Chicago skyline on the left and to the right of the state's outline, and twenty-one stars bordering the coin.  Inscribed: Illinois; 1818; Land of Lincoln; 21st Century State; 2003; and E Pluribus Unum.
Reverse: Download
Reverse Description:
Released on January 2, 2003, this is the 21st coin released in the 50 StateĀ® Quarter Program and the first released in 2003. Illinois, admitted into the Union on December 3, 1818, themed the coin, The Land of Lincoln. It highlights an image of a young Abraham Lincoln within an outline of the state, a farm scene, and the Chicago skyline on the left and the right of the state's outline. There are twenty-one stars bordering the coin which signifys Illinois as the 21st state admitted into the Union. The coin is inscribed: Illinois; 1818; Land of Lincoln; 21st Century State; 2003; 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.
Reverse Designer:
Donna Weaver


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