Maryland State Quarter
- Year of Issue: 2000
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 105-124
The Maryland State Quarter is the seventh coin in the 50 State Quarters Program. The U.S. Mint released it March 13, 2000 as the second quarter of that year.
The quarter highlights the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s state house is the oldest one still in continuous use by a legislature. Construction started in 1772 but wasn’t finished until 1797. From November 1783 to August 1784, the Continental Congress met in the unfinished state house, using it to sign the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
The design also includes state symbols such as the White Oak, the state tree, and the state’s nickname, “The Old Line State”. The name could be a way to honor the Maryland Line troops, who served in many Revolutionary War battles.
Nickname: The Old Line State
Statehood: April 28, 1788
The obverse (heads) design features the familiar image of George Washington by John Flanagan, used on the quarter since 1932.
The reverse (tails) design shows the Maryland State House dome. The dome is surrounded by White Oak leaf clusters.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- QUARTER DOLLAR
- THE OLD LINE STATE
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins