Released on July 19, 1999, this is the fourth coin released in the 50 State® Quarter Program and the fourth released in 1999. Georgia, admitted into the Union on January 2, 1788, themed the coin, Wisdom, Justice, Moderation. It features the peach, a silhouetted outline of the state, live oak sprigs, and state of Georgia's motto, "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation. The coin is inscribed: Georgia; 1788; 1999, 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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