Massachusetts State Quarter
Production Process: Circulating
Coin Type: Circulating
Authorized Mintage Maximum: N/A
Approval Date: 12/01/1997
CharacteristicsObverse Description: Highlights a bust of President George Washington.
Reverse Description: Released on January 3, 2000, this coin is the sixth released in the 50 State Quarters Program and the first released in 2000. Massachusetts, admitted into the Union on February 6, 1788, themed the coin, The Minuteman. It features the likeness of the celebrated Minuteman of the American Revolution against an outline of the state. 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
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• QUARTER DOLLAR
Reverse Inscriptions• THE BAY STATE
• E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: John Flanagan and William Cousins
- Designer: Thomas D. Rogers