Delaware State Quarter

50 State Quarters

Coin Information

Production Process: Circulating

Coin Type: Circulating

Denomination: Quarter

Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A

Approval Date: 12/01/1997

 

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Characteristics

Obverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.

Reverse Description: The Delaware coin is the first coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and was released on January 4, 1999. Delaware, admitted into the Union on December 7, 1787, themed the coin, The First State. This coin celebrates Caesar Rodney's historic horseback ride in 1776. 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.

Obverse Inscriptions

• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• LIBERTY
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

• THE FIRST STATE
• DELAWARE
• 1787
• 1999
• E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
Reverse
  • Designer: William Cousins

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