Idaho 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: Idaho is the 43rd coin released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the third quarter released in 2007. Idaho, who was admitted into the Union on July 3rd 1890, themed the coin, Esto Perpetua. It highlights an image of the Peregrine Falcon imposing its presence above an outline of the state of Idaho. 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

• ESTO PERPETUA (the state's motto which means, “May it be Forever”)
• IDAHO
• 1890
• 2007
• E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
Reverse
  • Sculptor: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
  • Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program

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